Holidays in Etoloakarnania

Holidays in Etoloakarnania

The magical county of Etoloakarnania is the western most county of Central Greece and borders on the southeast with Fokida, and northeast with the county of Evritania.

Nafpaktos - Etoloakarnania GreeceWith the completion of the Rio-Antirio bridge in 2004, Etoloakarnania became instantly accessible via the Peloponnese region of Greece.

This bridge has opened the way for many visitors to Greece to venture over the Corinthian Gulf and to visit some of the magical parts of Central and Mainland Greece.

Mesologi is the capital town of Etoloakarnania, and is located approximately 7km from the Rio bridge. Mesologi is a very important economical centre and trading port for the county.

As well as this town, there are many other beautiful and interesting places worth visiting. One such place is that of Nafpaktos, a beautiful costal town. The dominating hill with the castle pearched on top is a popular tourist attraction and the panoramic views from here are truly inspiring.

Etoloakarnania is a county of Greece that really needs to be explored to be fully appreciated. There are places of immense natural beauty and charm all over the region.

With a little exploration, you can find some of the hidden gems of Mainland Greece, and enjoy wonderful holidays and vacations throughout the year.

How do I travel to Etoloakarnania ?

The county of Etoloakarnania is located on the west side of Central Greece. To the south is the Peloponnese and the city of Patra, while to the north is the region of Epirus. The main way of reaching Etoloakarnania is by car, either by the Rio-Antirio bridge from the Peloponnese  or from Athens via the main highway that runs along the north side of the Corinthian Gulf. There are also national bus services that can take you to Etoloakarnania from a number of cities all over Greece.

Where can I stay in Etoloakarnania ?

Visitors to Etoloakarnania can find a nice selection of accommodation including hotels, apartments, rooms to let and guesthouses. Accommodation can be found in most of the main destinations in the county, especially such locations as Nafpaktos, Agrinio and Mesolongion . Find more information about hotels in Etoloakarnania by clicking the link.

5 Day weather forecast for Nafpaktos

 

Map of Etoloakarnania 

 

Useful Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aetolia-Acarnania - Wikipedia page for Etoloakarnania
http://www.aitoloakarnania.gr/ - Official website for Etoloakarnania
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naupactus - Wikipedia page for Nafpaktos
http://www.nafpaktos.gr - Official website for the town of Nafpaktos

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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