Lake Trichonida, Agrinio

#5 of 12 in Nature in West Greece
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Lake Trichonida (Greek: Λίμνη Τριχωνίδα - Limni Trichonida, Ancient Greek: Λίμην Τριχωνίς - limen Trichonis) is the largest natural lake in Greece. It is situated in the eastern part of Aetolia-Acarnania, southeast of the city of Agrinio and northwest of Nafpaktos. It covers an area of 98.6 square kilometres (38.1 sq mi) with a maximum length of 19 kilometres (12 mi). Its surface elevation is 15 metres (49 ft) and its maximum depth is 58 metres (190 ft).

One million years ago the lake was much larger, and covered the central part of Aetolia-Acarnania, a part that is now a plain. The Panaitoliko mountains are situated to the north and northeast of the lake. The municipal units surrounding the lake are (from the east and clockwise) Thermo, Makryneia, Arakynthos, Thestieis, and Paravola. Around the lake, there are beautiful forests with maples, pines and other trees. The lake and its environs is home to more than 200 bird species. There are also farmland and various villages surrounding the area. The hydrocarbon lake Trichonida Lacus on the Saturnian moon Titan was named after this lake.
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  • it was amazing!! everything was absolutely perfect!! very good place to relax with coffee and snacks  more »
  • No matter if you are at Petrochori, Lake living or any other area nearby, views are magnificent and lake offers a unique value to the area. Definitely worth a visit!  more »
  • Beautiful place , so peaceful . Such an amazing spot to admire the sunset ...
  • Even though it was a damp misty day the area was beautiful. There are plenty of restaurants along the lake and they seem to be all excellent. Stopping by this lake you can enjoy nature so much! Calm atmosphere, beautiful and clear waters, mountains all around, ducks and other wild animals and an area that you couldn't imagine that you would fine so close to a big city! One of the biggest lakes Greece. Unspoiled physical environment in a wonderful place. You can swim, fish, do sea sports and enjoy your time
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