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Seventh post from the lagoon of Mesolonghi.This is the road that conects Mesolonghi with Tourlida. Here's some info that I found in "":

"In Tourlida you can swim to the open sea of Patraikos gulf. It is located 5 kilometres far from the city and the road that leads to it is extremely beautiful, as it advances through the lagoon. It was named after a species of marine birds that lived there: the "Curlews"(in greek: tourlides). There you will also see the Black Saltmarsh. It was named "black" because its salt is poorer in quality than the "White" saltmarsh that is located on the street to Etoliko. The settlement of Tourlida is also beautiful, with the wooden houses (pelades), in which many people from Mesologi spend their summer vacations. Today Tourlida is the beach of Mesologi. Tourlida was an island until 1885. The ships secured there, before the city’s harbor was made, as from there and over water became very shallow. The road with which it was connected with the city was created by the excavations, which were made for the building of the harbor. In Tourlida there are two refreshment stands-restaurants as well as a cafeteria."

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