Kakkavos plantation is located in Mesokampos ( Messolonghi) about five kilometers away from the city.
It took it’s name from the medieval word of our language(Greek) "Kakkavos", as our ancestors used to call the partridge, the beautiful bird that abounded in the area until the beginning of last century.
It is an area of about 400 acres and stretches on the slopes and on the feet between the lower hills of the last mountains of the central part of Mount Arakynthos or Libra, location with wonderful views to the south. I has a great view which stretches from the green plain and the town of Messolonghi with the beautiful lagoon of Patras bay and Peloponnese and end up at the Ionian islands with Kefalonia and Zakynthos in a distance.
The plantation has its own water source (ampla) of drinking water springs in the ravine of the stream Kalamaki, like a well, from the same underground vein of water . Today only the source still holds water all year round.
Inside the property there are two hills, one anonymous, on which Anastasios K. Alexandropoulos (Sr.) built a farmhouse in about 1870,on the second part of it, which took its name from Kasidiaris, the former owner, and the Military rented part of it as an auxiliary firing range and they named it ‘turtle’ because of its shape.
Agrinio is the largest city of the Aetolia-Acarnania regional unit and it is the connecting link between Aetolia with Acarnania. The city’s position, in the land of Aetolia-Acarnania, is defined by the Achelous River that runs alongside it and it is located northwest of Lake Trichonida, almost at the edge of the “grand Aetolian plain”. It is situated at the foot of the Panaitoliko mountain range.
The city started developing rapidly, especially after the end of the 19th / beginning of the 20th century, when it turned en masse towards the production of tobacco. Huge storage houses and tobacco-processing factories were built, with the most important ones being those of the families Papastratou, Papapetrou and Panagopoulou.
Apart from tobacco, the area is famous for its feta cheese and its olives. In Aetolia-Acarnania, there is also production of: maize, hard wheat, barley, rice, legumes, oranges, lemons, asparagus, fresh country tomatoes, watermelons, melons, plums, kiwis, forages, various fruit and many more. At the same time, the region is a frontrunner in sheep/goat farming and the production of milk, while it also holds one of the highest positions in the domestic pork meat production. There is also development in cattle farming, especially in the form of packs.