Astakos

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A picturesque port that connects the western coast of mainland Greece to the Ionian islands. During the 18th century Astakos became a trade centre, connecting Greece to Italy, delivering goods such as oak nuts.

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Astakos, the sea gate of Aetolia-Acarnania

A picturesque port that connects the western coast of mainland Greece to the Ionian islands. During the 18th century Astakos became a trade centre, connecting Greece to Italy, delivering goods such as oak nuts. Discover the oak forest where all the port’s history started.

Top attractions

  • The ruins of the medieval-Byzantine Castle of Dragamestos and the ancient city of Astakos. They cover an area of 108 acres, 5 km from the port.
  • The Temple of Karaou Zeus was built in the 4th century BC and is 3,5 km away from the port.
  • The Holy Monastery of Saint George is surrounded by pine trees and has a stunning view to the sea. It’s a 2 km walk from the port.
  • The Cyclops Cave is at the rugged slope of Veloutsa mountain, 4 km from the port.
  • Visit the nearby cities of Missolonghi and Amfilochia, 50 and 65 km away from Astakos.

Top beaches

  • Astakos beach is pebbled and right next to the port.
  • Asprogyali is also pebbled with emerald waters just like those found in the Ionian islands. It is between the two towns of Astakos and Mytikas.
  • Marathias is an ideal camping area, protected from the wind and 21 km from the port.

Top activities

  • Walking at the coastal road where you can find many small seafront restaurants.
  • Visiting the Sea Lake of Missolonghi, the biggest of the 6 sea lakes in the region. Don’t miss the Salt Museum to learn everything you need to know about salt.
  • Trekking at the Oak Woodland of Xeromero. It’s the biggest oak forest in the Balkans, 14 km away from the port.
  • See rare bird species at the Sea Lake of Palaiopotamos, 50 km from the port. It is one of the six that belong to the sea lake complex and in the summer you can enjoy swimming in its clean waters.
  • Discover Echinades, a group of islands in the Acheloos Delta. Some are private properties and they are all uninhabited.

Tip: You can reach Astakos by car, KTEL bus or boat. The distance from Athens is 300 km and from Thessaloniki 500 km.  

Discover an unspoilt city by the sea with cheap ferry tickets to Astakos through Let’s Ferry.

Information about the port of Astakos

Astakos is connected to Ithaki and Kefalonia. The facilities you will find at the port are free parking, bus stop, ATM, Citizens Service Centre, supermarket, pharmacy, playground.