The Environment Museum of Stymphalia, whose aim is to show the interdependence of mankind and Nature, focuses on their harmonious coexistence in the Stymphalia basin.
What is on display?
In the Museum's interior you have access to what, in Greece, is a unique exhibit: an open aquarium representing a cross-section of the lake, with live fish and plants of the region!
Lastly, the Multipurpose Hall is used to host temporary exhibitions, organize events and develop cultural activities.
Of interest to children
Young visitors will enjoy getting into the rowing boat to see, close up, plants and fish of this wetland, which can be seen in the lake's cross-section in the Museum's interior. In parallel, they have the opportunity to see original models. Furthermore, the Museum's digital representations bring to life how the people lived in harmony with Nature, for thousands of years, around Lake Stymphalia.
The Museum was created in the framework of the regional Operational Programme of the Peloponnese 2000-2006. The Programme was 80% funded by the European Union and 20% by national funds.
From March 1st through to October 15th:
Daily (except Tuesdays) 10 am - 6 pm.
From October 16th through to February 28th:
Daily (except Tuesdays) 10 am - 5 pm.
Closed on: Tuesdays, January 1st, Good Friday (until 12 noon), (Greek Orthodox) Easter Sunday, May 1st, September 14th (local patronal feast), August 15th, December 25th and 26th.
Standard entrance fee: € 3,00
Concessionary ticket: € 1.50. Please, see here.
Free admission: Please, see here.
Days of free admission:
May 18th (International Museum Day)
June 5th (World Environment Day)
Last weekend in September (European Heritage Days)
For better service, it is recommended to give the Museum advance notice of group visits.
If you are a teacher and would like to schedule either a visit or the participation of your school in an educational programme, please contact the Museum.
After scheduling your visit, download the application form for an educational pack, which will be sent to your school free of charge.
Admission for disabled visitors is free. For group visits, it is necessary to notify the Museum in advance.
Amateur photography or video filming is permitted. Professional/commercial photography or filming is strictly prohibited without prior special permission from PIOP. Application for special permit.
Application for photography permission
Application for film-video permission
The Museum's premises can host academic, artistic and other events - activities, following the prior authorization of the request by PIOP.
Please fill in the Licence to Use the Premises