Mytikas Things to Do
Sunset near Mytikas
The photo shows a colorful sunset that we had one evening on the small beach near Mytikas where we had settled for several days. In the back ground, on the left is Kalamos island while on the right is the Akarnanian coast with Mytikas hidden behind the first cape.Related to:
From far away, Mytikas looks flat. Once in the village, it IS flat. There is not much to see in Mytikas but it has not been hit by the tourist fever and has kept all the charm of a small and quiet Greek port. Moreover, as the water is shallow, only small boats can reach its harbor.
Photos 1 and 2 show the main street of Mytikas.
Photo 3 shows the central square. Here, there is of course a cafeneion with its tables standing in the shade of an old plane tree and you can buy food and drink.Related to:
Cows along the road and Mytikas in the...
Cows roam along the road from Astakos to Mytikas
Photo number 1 shows the entire village of Mytikas behind the cow.
Photo number 2 shows on the right a part of Mytikas and on the left the eastern tip of Kalamos island. In the foreground, a cow, puzzled by the photographer!
Photo number 3 shows more cows and more of Kalamos island on the left.
Photo number 4 shows one of those small chapels that are so usual in Greece.Related to:
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Mytikas Off The Beaten Path
On our last visit to Greece, I noticed that along the Etolokarnanian coast, there were several fish farms.
The first photo shows one with Kalamos island in the background.
The second shows one of them that was closer to the coast.
The third is a close up. I went to see what fishes they we growing and asked a keeper who was there. Actually, the tank was empty and the keeper, who apparently did not speak Greek (Albanian ?) could not tell me anything about it.
However, I know that Greece exports a lot of gilt-head sea bream (tsipoura in Greek) and our local supermarket often sells them. It is most likely that this is what they grow here.Related to:
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Endangered species, do not collect...
The pen shell, Pinna nobilis is now an endangered species that should not be collected any more. This photo was taken when it was not yet a protected species. This is a large species of bivalve special to the Mediterranean, living in the coastal regions, on the shoals. It can reach 1.2 meters longRelated to:
On our beach, we found that there were numerous tortoises. We spotted at least a dozen of them, hidden during the day under the rocks on both sides of the beach. I have identified it as testudo marginata, a species encountered in Sardinia, Sicilia, Southern Italy, Southern Albania and the whole Greece. It can reach 25-35 cm and weight 6 kg but we did not found any of that size.Related to: