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AITOLOAKARNANIA

Lake Trichonida is located between the provinces of Messolonghi and Trichonida.

Lake Trichonida is located between the provinces of Messolonghi and Trichonida. It is the largest lake in Greece, with a maximum length of 21.5km, an area of ​​95.8 square kilometers and a maximum depth of 588 meters. Trichonida also hosts 25 species of fish, 11 of which are endemic to Greece, as well as more than 200 species of birds.

The Acheloos Irrigation Dam, which has been operating since 1966, is one of the largest in Europe. The maximum height of the dam reaches 160 meters, the maximum width is 160 meters and the volume of water is 8,130,000 cubic meters.

An attraction in the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania, which captivates you with its grandeur. The dam is made of soil and gravel, i.e. it is a geo-dam.

Mesolonghi is a beautiful small town famous for its sea lake, formed by the endings of two rivers. While entering the town, one cannot help noticing the Exodus Gate and the Garden of Heroes, dedicated to the people who fought and died with pride in the Greek War of Independence. On a hill on the northwest side of Messolonghi, a big part of the 3-kilometer long walls of Ancient Plevrona are still kept in a very good condition.

The Garden of Heroes is a place of honor for all those who gave their lives in the struggle of the free besieged. In the Garden of Heroes you may see the tomb of Markos Botsaris, busts of Messolonghi warriors, a mound with the bones of the fighters and several monuments.

Souli is undoubtedly the most historic region of Central Epirus. Historical, because the Souliotes, both with their military skills and with the intelligence they had, managed to stand out in the struggles that took place for the liberation of Greece. Today, with the busts of the heroes that have been set up in the community store of the village, it is as if we are faced with the Greek glorious past.

Souli Mills is the first attraction you will encounter on your way to historic Souli. A feast of colors immediately surrounds the visitor who, in combination with the river that passes there and the picturesque landscape, make the mills of Souli an idyllic location. According to tradition, the old watermill located there was used by the Souliotes to grind their grain with the water falling into the river from a height of 15 meters. Behind the old watermill spring the waters of the stream which then end at the famous Acheron River.

In ancient Greek mythology, the Acheron River was one of the five rivers believed to flow through and water the kingdom of Hades, or the Greek underworld.

The Nekromanteion was an ancient Greek temple of necromancy devoted to Hades and Persephone. According to tradition, it was located on the banks of the Acheron River in Epirus. This site was believed by devotees to be the door to Hades, the realm of the dead. A short distance from the monastery of Agios Athanasios you can visit a beautiful park.

In Perdika Amusement Park, you will see the magic of nature. Enjoy luscious waterfalls, small bridges that network the river, as well as sidewalks with stairs made from tree trunks.

Ancient Gitani is one of the most famous archaeological destinations of Thesprotia, as it is its second (in chronological order) capital. Its foundation dates back to about 335-330 BC and was for 150 years one of the most important administrative and economic centers of the region, until its occupation by the Romans in 167 BC.

Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting and admirable archeological sites in the prefecture of Thesprotia is that of Ancient Fanoti (Doliani), located 16km outside Igoumenitsa. According to research, it is a walled settlement inhabited by the ancient Thesprotian tribe of Fanotea (circa in the second half of the 4th century BC).

Igoumenitsa is the chief port of Thesprotia and Epirus, and one of the largest passenger ports of Greece, connecting northwestern Mainland Greece with the Ionian Islands and Italy.