Krioneri & Vacation

Krioneri (Greek: Κρυονέρι meaning "cold water") is a settlement located east-southeast of Messolongi. Its population in 2001 was 110. It is located by the banks of the Evinos river and is a popular summer destination. Krioneri with its picturesque harbor is located 3 km east of Galata village. It is a beautiful coastal village with 90 inhabitants and belongs to municipality of Nafpaktos. Considered as the Galata’s port located in the southern part of the Etoloakarnania county, almost opposite of Patras, on the shore of the Kalydona bay and foothills of Varasova mountain. The beauty of these towering rocks is impressive and they are perfect for climbing. If you continue east, you can enjoy the cold and crystal clear waters of the Glypha source and if you pass the stone bridge, you will find yourself beneath the cliffs of Varasova and climbing routes. In the small port of Krioneri moor boats and yachts. During the summer months when they are not blowing strong, easterly winds Krioneri is ideal for water sports (scuba diving, spearfishing, water skiing, wind surf, kite surf,Jet ski, etc.). The beautiful, beach of Kryoneri is 2 km long and you may swim, walk or run until the beautiful beach of Kavourotrypa. It is very safe for small children because of crystal and shallow waters. In Kryoneri there are several hotels and resorts with all the amenities for enchanting stay. In the area there are also greek taverns - restaurants, beach bars, nightclubs and cafes. Some taverns work during the entire year. Here you will not find super market. The closest market and super market is in Galatas village (3,5 km). There are also plenty free camping lovers who come every year during the summer months. Kryoneri is a perfect place for summer vacation and endless holidays! source:

Varasova mountain

Mountain of Varasova has a long history. It is believed to get its name from King Vara, who lived in the area during the ancient times. Other versions say that the name is Slavic and means "place of copper", or "the place of strong air hits." The Barasova is a 3 equal top solid rock . The highest peak is 914 meters called Hammer and denoted by a column (trigonometric point-Trigonometrical point) of the Military Geographic Service. In some caves of Varasova mountain there are stalactites and stalagmites. The Greek state declared Varasova mountain as a place of history and οutstanding natural beauty. During the Byzantine period and the Turkish occupation many churches, monasteries and monks hermitages (around 72) were built inside the mountain of Varasova. Therefore, is called the "Holy Mountain of Rumeli", "Athos of Western Greece", and "Sanctuary mountain". At a height of about 835 meters and surrounded by a landscape of oaks on the east side of the mountain there is a water well. South and southwest of the mountain the slopes end up abruptly to the Kryoneri village, forming steep cliffs with wild, exhilarating beauty. The west side of Varasova mountain the height, slope and the physical terrain is suitable for paragliding. The mountain of Varassova is regarded as one of the best climbing mountains of Greece. It shall satisfy the most demanding climbers. Therefore, every spring, when the temperature of the limestone rocks are ideal, many mountaineering clubs and individual groups of mountaineers from Greece and abroad enjoy the hiking trails of Varassova mountain. source:

Galatas village

Galatas is a lowland village, belongs to the Municipality of the City of Nafpaktos of Aetoloakarnania county. It is the largest local community of the Municipality of Nafpaktos. After the 2001 census were 1,224 inhabitants. The village consists of agglomerations New Galata (Settlement), Kato Galatas, Petralona Paliostani, New village and seaside resort of Krioneri. Its natural boundaries are north - northeast of the mountain Varasova, in western side of the Evinos river that separates the community from Evinochori community and south-southeast of the Patraic (Kalydonios) bay. The village is about one kilometer from the highway (E-55) which connects the Peloponnese through the Rion - Antirrion the western mainland Greece and Epirus. West of the village, a distance of 15 km is Messolonghi. In the center of Kato Galatas is the parish church dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin and the square is the Memorial to the fallen Galatas war soldiers. Also in Galatas there is a medical first aid infirmary, the elementary school and a kindergarten. Stone Age: The anthropologist Aris Poulianos, based on the findings of the excavations in the Cave of St. Nicholas Galata, claims that lived during this period in the Arhanthropos. II. NEOLITHIC: The existence of life in Galata these years, evidenced by the findings unearthed in the excavations of Benton Krioneri and Mycenaean tombs at the foot of Varasova. III. BRONZE AGE: From the years they flourished the Calydon, whose harbor was Krioneri. The existence of life in the Homeric references attest, the Aetolian myths, the Mycenaean tombs, findings, adorning the Archaeological Museums of Agrinio and Athens and especially the excavation work of Mr. K.Romeos. In 1912 he was recognized as a separate community Galata. The 1925 Asia Minor refugees settled in the village. source:


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Whether you're a seasoned scuba diver or a beginning snorkeler, Kryoneri beach offers a whole other world to explore under the sea.


Travel at your own pace between the Ionian Islands. With its marvelous beaches, excellent marinas and safe harbors, sailing lovers will have the experience of a lifetime. This is what some of the Ionian Sea and its islands describe. It is the ideal destination for sailing. And really, as your boat leaves the bay of Patras, a whole new world opens. These islands, which are parallel to the western side of the mainland, have a completely different flavor than those of the Aegean. The Greeks call them "Seven Islands," but there are many more of these emerald gems. Navigate to the Ionian Sea and discover its unique islands with a simple click here.


Fishing is among the major attractions of summer holidays, offering great exhilaration and amazing thrills to those who engage in fishing trips. The Ionian Sea is famous for its abundance in fish and its unparalleled clarity. So, if you are an adventurer and if you wish to catch fresh fish and seafood for your next meal on the waves, Kryoneri beach will be the perfect sanctuary for you!


The Varasova regarded as one of the best climbing mountains of Greece since the part can satisfy the most demanding climbers. For this, every spring, that of limestone pavement temperatures are ideal, many mountaineering clubs and individual groups of climbers from Greece and abroad enjoying hiking trails.


Varasova (Greek: Βαράσοβα) is a limestone mountain in the southern part of Aetolia-Acarnania in western Greece. It rises steeply from the coast of the Gulf of Patras to 917 m elevation. It is situated just east of the mouth of the river Evinos, 3 km east of Galatas, 14 km east of Missolonghi and 18 km northwest of Patras. Its length is approximately 6 km from northwest to southeast and its width is about 2 km from southeast to northwest. There are several rock climbing routes on the steep south and southwest faces of the mountain. Gives single pitch to multi-pitch routes mostly up to 300m but some as long as 800m. A combination of sport and trad routes. A lot of slab climbing but steeper stuff available as well.


The exotic landscape and the ideal weather conditions make also Kryoneri and Messolonghi a favourite place to practice water sports. Kryoneri beach is also preferred among windsurfers and kitesurfers from all over the world.

The best period to practice water sports there is in spring and summer, from April to September in particular, when the temperature is higher and the winds appropriate for that. Soft winds of 4-5 knots blow in the morning, which gradually become stronger in the afternoon and reach 14-19 knots in the evening.


Canoe- Kayak and Rafting in Messolonghi
Nautical Club of Messolonghi in cooperation with the Greek Federation of Canoe - Kayak with the municipality ICS Messolonghi and the Region of Western Greece organize the Messolonghi lagoon - Etoliko National Championship Canoe Kayak Flatwater Development & SUP. & SUP. Because of the lagoon location, the large stroke length, the specificity of the region which facilitates the direct supervision and operation and its low depth is the perfect training destination of many groups. Greek national teams and other groups of countries arrive each year in the Messolonghi in order to train at their famous sport in the waters of Messolonghi - Etoliko lagoon.


Varassova and its regions offer ideal mountain biking terrain in varying degrees of difficulty. Whether cross-country, downhill or along paved roads, we have all the suitable tracks; tracks along which our guests can learn the correct cycling techniques. We have many different routes in the heart of Tyrol available for all fitness levels, and our map will show you all of the official ones. For those who visit without their bikes, we also provide information about cycle and mountain bike rentals.

The Kryoneri Marathon is an annual summer marathon hosted by Kryoneri and Galatas in western Greece near Messologhi and Nafpaktos. Begun in 2014, inspired by local  marathon runners. Amateur and professional runners from all over Greece compete in the Kryoneri Gatalas Marathon each year, braving the valey terrain and varying weather to take part in the race.
The event attracts 500 athletes making it one of the most widely viewed sporting event. The event now attracts an average of about 1000 registered participants each year, with 3000 spectators.The local community tries to established this event as one of the most important sporting events in the entire area.


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Guide through the local tourist businesses services and choose the most suitable for your needs

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  • Captain Del Mare Restaurant - Tavern

  • Glyka Apartments

  • Mimoza Restaurant - Tavern

  • Kavouri Beach Bar - Rent Rooms

  • Prisma Beach Bar

  • Philoxenia Hotel

  • Kryoneri Restaurant - Tavern - Cafe

  • Mourkos Rent Rooms

  • Nostos Beach Bar - Restaurant

  • Ples Rent Rooms - Zimmer

  • Balomenos rooms

  • Kyma Rent Rooms

  • Romalea's Apartments

  • Mykoniatis Villas

Not To Miss

Some of the most historical and interesting places in the region.


Kryoneri Train! The train came to our region in the years of 1880 to 10 years of tenure of Prime Minister Ch. Trikoypi. Initially associated with Missolonghi Agrinio and in 1891 was linked Krioneri. The construction of the train at the time caused many reactions from those who raised their farms because they lost their land, as happened in other areas of Greece. Excerpt from report in the newspaper "New Newspaper" April 27, 1891 for the inauguration of the new railway line. Newest of Messolonghi Ex Mesolongiou 2 pm "The afixis herein the leader of the opposition Mr Trikoypi ligated memorable event. First launched its line of railroad Kryoneriou because yesterday carrying out Kryoneriou Mr. Trikoupin train was first actuated to koinin use. And so should happen. The a priori Gatis rail project therefore, Opera empoiei honor our country, and had to launch it. Which auspicious coincidence! From Kryoneriou not until the city Mesologi Tariff apasai century exochikai Homes were flagged, and in particular without milk epleen In such flag and lights. Herein eichon descend and most mayors chairetisantes Mr. Trikoupin. The Char. Trikoupis, coming to the last election campaign in elections lost miserably (16/29 April 1895) when he was in front of Kryoneri bad for disembarkation weather, was heard to say: "With exipatisen!" Implying the Frenchman limenologo engineer, who had been retained as a safe place Kryoneriou. The Railcar Breda on the dock of Kryoneriou Locomotive Cuille the pier Kryoneriou.



























































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You can drive to Kryoneri, or use your own boat if you come by sea. There is certainly a yacht marine. If you require fuel for your boat you can easily served by Galatas, Evinohori or Messolonghi gas stations. You may also visit Kryoneri by air using a helicopter and land on the edge of the pier where a heliport is. There are also 8 daily bus schedules from Messolonghi to Kryoneri and Galatas. Kryoneri is a 20 minute drive south of the Rio-Antirio Bridge and is sign- posted as “Galatas – Kryoneri”, and is a distance of 5km from the motorway.