Sterea Ellada (Central Greece) is a central region of Greece, and one of the most mountainous. The climate is dry in the interior and temperate along the coasts. The slopes are forested with pine, beech and poplar trees. Running water and calm lakes interchange with uncounted coves and beaches. Hidden shores and picturesque islets bejewel the southwestern coasts. The varied landscapes of the region remain beautiful no matter the season.