I continue my way up to Igoumenitsa following the sea road. In this post I present a couple of interesting stopover spots and a camper stop along the stretch of coast, about 80 kilometers long, between Astakos and Lefkada.
The ancient city of Pleuron (Plevrona) is located approximately seven kilometers north of Messolonghi. The site is very recent, so much that the excavations are not yet completed, but the most interesting part of the city have been brought to the surface and partly restored.
Tradition says that the name of Messolonghi is from Italian ‘in mezzo ai laghi’ (among the lakes) and I would say that the description is more than appropriate. The city does not have anything special to offer beside the quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The lagoon and surrounding Tourlida however, are spectacular and as a photographer this is one of my favorite places in Greece … in all seasons.