How to come

By car: The region is approached via the Patras – Pyrgos National Highway by following the exits to the following towns.

Your visit can commence at the Strofylia Forest – Kotychi Lagoon Information Centre, which is situated at Lappa in Achaia, 37 km south of Patras and 60 km north of Pyrgos. Driving through Lappa and 10 km west to lead towards Kalogria Beach you shall approach the Northern section of the forest, Prokopos Lagoon, the Black Mountains and the region’s renowned beaches. Driving through Varda, 46 kilometres south of Patras and 51 km north of Pyrgos, you shall approach Cape Kounoupeli, which is the boundary between the prefectures of Achaia and Ileia and provides an exceptional view over almost the entire protected area. Kotychi Lagoon is situated further south, 60 km from Patras town of Areti.

By train from Athens via Corinth for Lappa, Varda and Lehaina.

By KTEL bus from Patras for Lappa, Kalogria (in summer), Varda and Lehaina.

By aeroplane with chartered flights to Araxos: The airport is located in close proximity to the Northern section of the protected area and at a distance of 8 km from Lappa.



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European Regional Development Fund
Co-financed by Greece and European Union
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