Nafpaktos is a small town with a well preserved Venetian port and a castle. It opens a way to natural wonders of mountainous Nafpaktia
Sail under the Rio-Antirio Bridge, the longest span of its type in the world, which links Peloponnese to mainland Greece. Start the purview right from the port with massive stone walls and towers. Observe the statue of Cervantes, who fought here in the Battle of Lepanto, and the statue of Anemogiannis, Greek national hero, near the port. Ascend to a very well preserved Venetian Сastle, with five defensive walls and ramparts, and the chapel of Prophet Elias. View the 15th century The Fethiye Mosque and the exhibition inside. View the 15-16th century tower of Botsaris and the exhibition inside. Watch a movie in an open-air cinema.
Go for a plunge to the Psani beach right in front of the town center. Try Tyrokouloúres (cheesecakes) and Gemista (stuffed vegetables) on the embankment. Drop in to the seaside village of Monastiraki for windsurfing, fishing, trekking and the Blue Lake separated from the sea with a thin strip of sand. Drive to the giant Trichonida lake, a clear mountainous lake surrounded by forests with maples and pines.
Explore the natural wonders of mountainous Nafpaktia. It has it all for you: rafting, mountain biking, mountaineering and hiking. Hike in:
Ampelakiotissa village known for the eponymous monastery of the 15th century and traditional stone houses; Ano Chora village and the Kakkavos gorge; Limnitsa, which gives the best views over Nafpaktia; Platanos village; Katafygio village with Foniorema gorge, old mills, caves, 2 old traditional bridges, churches and monasteries; and Simos village with knightly style old houses.