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This a view from inside the port of Nafpaktos.

At both sides you can see parts of old Venetian Castle. At right end you can see some musicians, prepared for night performance.
left part closeup here.

Infos about Nafpaktos from www.nafpaktos.info

Nafpaktos is situated in the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania, 10 km east of Antirrio and 216 km from Athens. It is one of the oldest towns in Greece with history of 3.500 years. This is where the boats of the Dorians were built to pass to Peloponnese. Nafpaktos became the centre of Aetolia after the destruction of Thermo. In 456 BC the Athenians took it over and in 404 BC it was ceded to the Lokri. Eventually it became a member of the Aetolian League.

The old Venetian castle and the Venetian port, one of the best ports in the Mediterranean Sea, are very impressive. In this port the naval battle of Nafpaktos took place, when the Turkish armada was destroyed. (1571).

Today Nafpaktos is an ideal destination for holidays: tourist infrastructure and excellent climate with mild winter and cool summer.


More info at wikipedia.

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