Nafpaktos Geography

Nafpaktos Geography
Information about the geography of Nafpaktos, Greece

Nafpaktos is a small seaside town with interesting history, in western Greece. Geographically it is located just opposite Patras, on the southern coast of Sterea. Administratively, it belongs to the prefecture of Etoloakarnania, the largest prefecture in Greece. Nafpaktos spreads amphitheatrically along the slopes of a hill and around a small port. On top of a hill above the town, there is a strong Venetian Castle. The town is surrounded by lush greenery of pine forests.

In front of the port, there is a large bay of crystal water. Some parts of the beach are pebbled, while others are sandy. Also a part of it is organized. The region around Nafpaktos is mountainous and green. Forests of pine trees and groves of olive trees dot the area, while there are many monasteries here and there. These monasteries date from the Byzantine and the early Christian times.

The geography of Nafpaktos has many green areas and beautiful hilly spots. About an hour drive north of Nafpaktos, there is a region of great natural beauty. Forests of pine trees, rivers, waterfalls and small, traditional villages mark the landscape. This area is called Orini (Mountainous) Nafpaktia and the most popular villages are Ano Chora, Kato Chora, Platanos and Elatou.

Map of Nafpaktos

Map Nafpaktos map View the map of Nafpaktos with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing.
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The history of the place:
We're in Nafpaktos - a small town in the bay of Patras. If you are interested in history, this is the site of the famous battle of Lepanto from 1571 (where Cervantes lost one arm and the Ottoman empire - the dominance in the Mediterranean Sea). The main target for photos is the Rio - Antirio bridge which lincks Peloponnese to the mainland.(you can see in the distance).

Problem 1: turns out that the bridge is lit up on HOLIDAYS ONLY (each time I ask, each time they tell me and each time I forget).

Problem 2: a thunderstorm that can blow your mind away (a shame that at that moment I didn't know how to photograph them, buuuut, another time).

The story of the shot:
This morning before leaving the hotel my mother and I go for souvenirs. I stop to snap at least what can be seen from the bridge (because it's still raining). Then I saw this child - fishing with his father and he seemed very enthusiastic, despite the rain. In Greece - it's like this - the child is introduced to the trade of the parents the moment when he/she could walk. As was this little fisherman. Father pulled away for a few seconds and shot this moment.
Nafpaktos Town port