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About 10 km northwest of Messolonghi is Etoliko. "Little Venice", as also called, is built on an islet between the lagoons of Etoliko and Messolonghi. It is connected to the mainland, on the eastern and western part, with two 300 meters-long stone bridges, ensuring the access for both vehicles and pedestrians.
Katochi is a village of Oiniades municipality in Etoloakarnania. It is located on the banks of Acheloos river, 26 km from the town of Messolongi. It has a population of 3,500 inhabitants. The main part of the village is built on a small hill, with picturesque streets (alleys). Katochi belongs to the municipal unit of Messolonghi. It is a wealthy place with great development, particularly in the agro-pastoral sector, because it is surrounded by a plain, in which all kinds of goods, legume and citrus are produced.
Fraksos forest is close to Lessini village, west of the delta of Acheloos river and belongs to the National Park of Messolonghi - Etoliko. Rare in its kind, Fraksos forest forest was declared in 1985, a preserved Monument of Nature. Today its expanse reaches 500 acres approximately and is considered to be a flora and fauna paradise. It is a varied landscape with many species, plants andtrees.
It hosts a significant number of birds and the area abounds with reptiles and amphibians. Fraksos forest is one of the most vital forest ecosystems throughout Greece characterized by a global scientific interest because of its ecological and biological value. It is a forest of high botanic, aesthetic and geographical interest with an unrivaled natural beauty which undoubtedly manages to impress anyone who comes to visit it.