Hiking in the Messolonghi region.
Hiking: Arakynthos, Varasova
1. Mount Arakynthos: Hounista – Portes – Agia Paraskevi – Hounista
Great views of the lagoon and Arakinthos forest in a Natura 200 protected area. Length: 6.12 km, Level: easy. Around 4 hours.
2. Mount Arakynthos: Ellinika – Greveno – Ai Symios
Walk by a stream and into a forest, an asphalt road for 500 meters, and then dirt road through Ai Lia and up to the hiking refuge on the summit of Greveno. Pass by an oak forest with great views of the lagoon, Aitoliko and Ionian islands. Length: 18 km, Level: medium. Around 7 hours.
3. Varasova: Caves
Head through thick greenery to a well and then to the summit of Varasova before you get to the caves with remains of old churches inside. Fantastic views towards Patras and the Rio-Antirio bridge. Length: 7.7 km. Level: easy. Around 3 hours 15 minutes.
4. Mount Arakynthos: Kefalovriso – Kato Ambelia
Gorgeous ancient route with a fantastic view of the Mesolongi lagoon and Aitoliko. Pass by the cave-church of Agios Nikolaos and the waterfalls. Length: 4.33 km. Level: easy. Around 2 hours 40 minutes.
Download this map that has a number of recommended hiking routes.