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Eighth post from Mesolonghi. "Gaita" is how they call these beautiful traditional boats of the lagoon of Mesolonghi. Fishing is one of the most important financial resourses of the region. Here's some more info that I "fished" in here :

"The main attraction of the region is of course the lagoon. It is divided in three different parts, the lagoons of Klesova, Mesologi and Etoliko. This whole marine region, along with the cultivable beaches that surround it, is a very important biotope. The small islands that are hidden inside the lagoon are Klesova, Vasiladi, Ae-Sostis, Shenias, Prokopanestos, Tholi, Paleopotamos, Dolmas and Poros, uninhabited small islands that played an important role during the liberating fight of the Greeks. On these islands there are vivariums that produce the famous fishes of Mesologi. You can visit all these vivariums in a day with a motorboat. The lagoon covers an area of 131 km2. Its production reaches 800.000 kilos of fish, 100.000 kilos of eel and 1.500 kilos of roe. The lagoon is also the best place for a good walk, especially during sunset, when the colors of its water take you to exotic places."

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