Vacationing in Nafpaktia

Nafpaktos is a beautiful city, built amphitheatrically on a pine filled hillside. It has 18,231 permanent residents and it is the second largest city of the Aetolia-Acarnania prefecture. It is 42km from Mesologgi and 10 km from Antirrio.Nafpaktos is a contemporary city; able to meet all its visitors yet it keeps its traditional style.

The port, with its watchtowers guarding the entrance, charms even the most demanding guests. Also its well preserved Venetian castle on the top of the hill is one of the most beautiful castles in Greece and a real gem for the city.

Nafpaktos is a city with lots of activity year round that increases during the summer. The visitor can find taverns, restaurants, cafés and bars in the city centre but also at the beaches nearby or on the hill of the castle that offers a view of the Corinthian Gulf.

Nafpaktos is ideal for summer vacations, as it has beautiful beaches within the city limits as well as within a short distance away. In these widespread crystal clear pebbly and sandy beaches visitors can find the appropriate services such as hotels, rooms to let, for a comfortable stay and seaside taverns with fresh fish. Apart from swimming, the Corinthian gulf is suitable for water sports such as water skiing, windsurf, kite surf and sailing. Refuelling and mooring services are also available in the area. Specifically, Nafpaktos’ port is deep, mechanical refuelling is also available, but with limited berths for mooring your boat. A large neat and deep enough port for your boat (not a sailboat) can be found at Chiliadou. In Marathia there is also a pretty but shallow port with enough empty berths. The best port in the area is the “inner port” on Trizonia Island for it is suitable for sailboats and larger boats. Night life in Nafpaktos is also exciting and offers unforgettable moments to locals and visitors. Charming, elegant and full of life bars located around the port and the surrounding streets are full of young people especially during weekends. During the summer there is rich cultural activity that includes artistic and sporting events, theatrical and musical performances that take place in the majestic castle, in Botsari Tower garden and the port pier. Interesting cultural activities are also organized in the mountain villages.

Moreover, during October several festivities and a traditional fair that lasts an entire week are organized in order to celebrate St. Dimitrios that is patron saint of the city.

The area of mountainous Nafpaktia is ideal for short getaways. The area is ideal and draws demanding tourists that seek various forms of alternative tourism throughout the year. For those who want to combine their vacation with a return to nature or those who enjoy a good workout during their holidays mountainous Nafpaktia is heaven on earth. Mountainous Nafpaktia can be driven across or even hiked across through beautiful trails through the woods, small canyons, streams, graphic villages and amazing flora. Your choices are unlimited in Nafpaktia as are her beauties.

Evinos River is a favourite place for those drawn to river sports; kayaking, rafting, canoeing. There are organized facilities for such sports found at least two points, Poros in Rigani and Chani Bania. The climate of Nafpaktia is considered one of the best in the country. It is temperate Mediterranean with a relatively light winter and cool summer. There is increased rainfall, short periods of summer drought and lots of sun. The average temperature of the area is 18 C.


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