For someone passing by Nafpaktos, it is extremely difficult to imagine the beauty thoroughly hidden in Mountainous Nafpaktia . There, on the slopes of Pindos , Nafpaktia consists of a complex of villages, currently belonging to three municipalities ( Municipality of Apodotia, Municipality of Pilini and Municipality of Platanos ) , harmoniously sited along forests of oak ,fir, beech, chestnut and many other trees .The natural environment of Mountainous Nafpaktia has great interest and has been described as virgin natural site .
The terrain , the soil strata , the climate, the hydrological conditions , the habitat , the gradients in vegetation and the diversity of fauna , create an environment with enormous interest and rare beauty .The area is a natural Mediterranean ecosystem in excellent state, full of rivers and riparian vegetation , dense and inaccessible in many places but also rich in species diversity , creating a beautiful wild environment . The dominant forest tree in mountainous Nafpaktos is the pine.
The first time John Styliaras came in contact with the world of bees , he was a high school student . Back then, in his grandfather's traditional beehives in Ano Dafni , he acquired his first knowledge in beekeeping In 1993 , recollecting this first experience , he got his first hives , later on some more , so , little by little this hobby of his, became a more organized occupation and finally his passion, love and lifestyle!