Peaks of Mountain Vitsi

The average altitude of Mount Vernon is 1,500 meters, with a continental climate with very cold winters. This mountain is the continuation of Varnounta Mountain and its highest peak is Vitsi at an altitude of 2.128m. It is separated in two branches: Kleisoura and Radosi. In the area there are many abandoned villages and pastures. The wild trout lives in the streams of the region and the whole area is part of the network NATURA 2000. The natural environment of the area is very important as several species of fauna such as bears, the European Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus), the lesser kestrel (Falco naumani) and the Montagu's harrier (Circus pygagrus) live here.

Furthermore, South Vernon is a habitat for rare birds, especially raptors: golden eagles (Aquila Golden Eagle), the lesser spotted eagle (Aquila Pomarina), the peregrine falcon (Falco Peregrinus), the lesser kestrel (Falco Naumani), the Kestrel (Falco Tinnunculus) the Sparrowhawk (Accipiter Nisus) , long-legged buzzards (Buteo Rufinus) and common buzzards (Buteo Buteo).

With the development of tourism, the infrastructure (such as hiking trails, forest recreation areas, etc.) keeps improving in order to serve visitors.