It is 5 km from the city and the journey is fascinating, because the paved road goes into the lagoon. It took its name from a type of sea birds that were there the “Curlews”. You will see the Black Salt. They called “black” because the salt is lower in quality than the White, the other salt lake located on the road to Etoliko. Handsome is the settlement of Tourlida with wooden houses (pelades), where many spend their holidays. Today is the beach of Missolonghi. Tourlida until 1885 was an island. There he anchored the boat, before the harbor, and from there the waters are very shallow. The road which joined the city created by the excavations, made for the construction of the Port.