Taking salt is prohibited

Hercules Milas

Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece

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The “White” saltworks around sunset, lagoon of Messolonghi – Aitoliko, Aitoloakarnania, Greece. The sign says “It’s prohibited to take salt”! The saltworks around Messolonghi are the largest in Greece and produce around 60-70% of the Greek salt. Apart from that, The Lagoon of Messolonghi-Aitoliko is an important wetland protected by the Ramsar convention and Natura 2000. It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have seen in my country. Lots of fish there, but also some fine fisherman’s stilt huts, called “Peladas”. You can also see some typical traditional flat bottomed boats (with no carina) of the lakes and lagoons (shallow waters, in general) called “gaitas” by the locals. Besides that, Messolonghi is the only town of Greece, declared “Hiera Polis” (“Sacred town”) because of the heroic fight of its inhabitants during the years of the Greek struggle for Independence against the Ottoman Empire

Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

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