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Aitoloakarnania unveiled

A road trip through untouched nature

A road trip through untouched nature

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A road trip through untouched nature

Aitoloakarnania, the largest regional unit of Greece, is a captivating region that harmoniously blends mountainous landscapes, sparkling seas, and rich history. With captivating sites like the Trichonida Lake, the Messolonghi Lagoon, the towns of Vonitsa and Astakos, it's a destination that promises unique experiences and breathtaking sights, a perfect mix for a remarkable road trip.

Messolonghi a charming town with rich history, is the starting point for your road trip in Aitoloakarnania. This picturesque destination is known for its mesmerizing landscape, located between two lagoons. As you approach the area, you'll be greeted by the natural beauty surrounding the town. One of the highlights is its nature reserves, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Take a leisurely stroll and witness the beauty of the biodiversity. The area is particularly renowned for its birdwatching opportunities, with various bird species inhabiting the wetlands. Keep your camera ready, as you may spot rare birds in their natural habitat. Apart from its natural wonders, Messolonghi also boasts a rich cultural heritage. It is often referred to as the "Sacred Town" due to its significant role in the Greek War of Independence. Take some time to explore the town's historical sites, such as the Garden of Heroes, where you can pay tribute to the fighters of the Greek War of Independence. Before leaving the town, do not forget to taste some of the local goodies like Avgotaraho, a local delicacy known worldwide and protected as a product of origin. This product, made from the roe of the flathead mullet, was a delicacy even during the Ottoman period and was transported directly to the Sultan's harem! Visit a local taverna to taste this unique product or some fresh fish from the lagoon, such as the eels the town is renowned for.

Next destination is Trichonida Lake, one of the largest natural lakes in the country. just imagine an oasis of tranquility, surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills. The calm waters of the lake are ideal for leisurely kayak rides. As you paddle across the lake, you may even find yourself accompanied by flamingos, adding a splash of color to the serene landscape.

For hiking enthusiasts, it also offers numerous trails that showcase the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Try a scenic hike, where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the lake and its surroundings. Keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that inhabits the area, including birds, turtles, and various fish species.

Next stop… the charming coastal town of Astakos. The town is a traditional connector of mainland Greece with the Ionian islands and is reminiscent of the French Riviera. The crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea is the perfect spot to take a relaxing swim or try water sports, like windsurfing, jet skiing, or paddleboarding, and experience the thrill of gliding over the turquoise waters. After your stroll in the town, it's time to indulge in the local culinary delights as Astakos is renowned for its fresh seafood. Visit one of the waterfront tavernas and savor dishes like grilled octopus, fried squid, or succulent shrimp. Pair your meal with a glass of local wine! Cheers!

Last but not least… Vonitsa! Nestled on the Gulf of Amvrakikos, Vonitsa offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and breathtaking views.

As you arrive, the first thing that catches your eye is the imposing castle that overlooks the town. Dating back in the 13th century, the castle offers a glimpse into the region's rich history. Take a walk along the castle walls and admire the panoramic views of the Gulf of Amvrakikos and the surrounding landscape. This place is also known for its serene beaches, which are the perfect setting for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Take a stroll along the promenade that stretches along the coast and marvel at the picturesque scenery. If you're lucky, you may even spot dolphins in the crystal-clear waters. For a more adventurous experience, rent a bike and explore the surrounding countryside, where you'll be greeted by olive groves, vineyards, and rolling hills.

This road trip through Aitoloakarnania offers a unique blend of natural beauty, scenic views, and unique memories. Book your tickets to Greece with SUPERFAST FERRIES and let this journey begin!

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