Lake Trichonida, Agrinio

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#5 of 11 in Nature in West Greece
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Lake Trichonida (Greek: Λίμνη Τριχωνίδα Limni Trichonida, Ancient Greek: Τριχωνίς Trichonis) is the largest natural lake in Greece. It is situated in the eastern part of Aetolia-Acarnania, southeast of the city of Agrinio and northwest of Nafpaktos. It covers an area of 98.6 square kilometres (38.1 sq mi) with a maximum length of 19 kilometres (12 mi). Its surface elevation is 15 metres (49 ft) and its maximum depth is 58 metres (190 ft).

One million years ago the lake was much larger, and covered the central part of Aetolia-Acarnania, a part that is now a plain. The Panaitoliko mountains are situated to the north and northeast of the lake. The municipal units surrounding the lake are (from the east and clockwise) Thermo, Makryneia, Arakynthos, Thestieis, and Paravola. Around the lake, there are beautiful forests with maples, pines and other trees. The lake and its environs is home to more than 200 bird species. There are also farmland and various villages surrounding the area. The hydrocarbon lake Trichonida Lacus on the Saturnian moon Titan was named after this lake.
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  • We stopped here on our trip from Patras to Lefkada, approaching from the south after visiting the Old Port in Nafpaktos. The road is slow, twisty, hilly and in need of repair of which is ongoing. A....  more
    We stopped here on our trip from Patras to Lefkada, approaching from the south after visiting the Old Port in Nafpaktos. The road is slow, twisty, hilly and in need of repair of which is ongoing. A....  more »
  • it was amazing!! everything was absolutely perfect!! very good place to relax with coffee and snacks 
    it was amazing!! everything was absolutely perfect!! very good place to relax with coffee and snacks  more »
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  • Beautiful place , so peaceful . Such an amazing spot to admire the sunset ...
  • One of the many beautiful lakes of Greece. There are many pretty nice traditional villages around the lake, with good accomodation as well as food and drinks options. Picturesque scenery, many good spots for memorial photos, the nature is beautiful.

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