Tourniki, a village situated on Mountain
Artemisio, is isolated and usually snowed during winter. It is more crowded
on summer, when visitors are attracted by its beauty.
The village’s main feast takes place on the fifteenth of August.
However, things used to be different on that day years and years ago. People used
to dance, sing and enjoy themselves until dawn.
In this area, vegetation is not abundant. But still, trees such as
oaks, fir trees and pine trees cover many square kilometres.
On Mountain Aremisio
near the village of Krioneri,
there is the sacred forest of Artemis. A myth says that the forest contains ten
poisonous and deadly trees, a real danger for animals such as horses. Its scientific
name is Taxus Vakata.
(text: Alexis Totsikas)
This text (extract) is cited March 2004 from the Prefecture
of Argolis tourist pamphlet.