The National Park is located on the southwestern tip of the district of Sterea Ellada, where the Gulf of Patras meets the Ionian Sea, which the rivers Evinos and Acheloos also flow into. It constitutes one of the richest wetlands in Europe, both in terms of number of species, and population.This area comprises lagoon, land and riverside areas of the southern part of the prefecture of Aitoloakarnania.

 

Aitoliko, a small city near Messolonghi 

 

PELICAN characteristic species of lake

 

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