Aktion - Aetoloakarnania (Greece)

Aktion. Aktion, also known as Pounda, is best known for the airport that is located here, tourists usually visit the island of Lefkada or Parga via this airport. Aktion is in the department of Aetoloakarnania on the Gulf of Amvrakikos 6 kilometres from Preveza town, 20 kilometres from Lefkada town and 65 kilometres from Parga. Aktion is also the name of the cape at the entrance of the Gulf of Amvrakikos on the peninsula 'Sterna'.
The tunnel that connects Aetoloakarnania with Epirus (Preveza) is located here. This tunnel is 1500 meters long and is one of the most expensive works ever in Greece. Until the year 2002 you had to take the ferry from the harbour of Aktion to go to Preveza. Another option was to drive all around the Amvrakikos golf but given the long distance (more than 150 km) it was not the best option.
The sea at Aktion is known for the fish farms. It is an area with many lagoons and lakes, it is an important water area where many species of birds come.
In ancient times Aktion was an important trading port of the ancient city of Anaktorio (Vonitsa), It was the sanctuary of the God Apollo. On the sea at Aktion in the year 31 BC. the battle of Actium (Aktion) took place when the fleet of Cleopatra fought against the fleet of Octavianus. The fleet of Cleopatra lost, and the remainder of her ships returned to Egypt.

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Average temperature Aktion
January
8.3°C
February
9.2°C
March
11.5°C
April
15.1°C
May
20.3°C
June
24.7°C
July
27.1°C
August
26.9°C
September
23.0°C
October
17.9°C
November
13.1°C
December
9.6°C

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Aetoloakarnania: Where on the map is Aktion located?

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