Travel to Messolonghi, the "holy city" of Greece
Between the estuaries of the rivers Evinos and Acheloos and next to the homonymous lagoon, lies Messolonghi, capital of the prefecture of Etoloakarnania, a city of heavy historical heritage and interesting cultural tradition. The city, whose historical events were a milestone in the course of the Greek revolution of 1821, is, today, a modern urban center, with intense life and youthful freshness, with its remarkable monuments and its amazing nature to guarantee an unforgettable travel experience. With its name literally meaning a place surrounded by lakes, Messolonghi welcomes every visitor and places him in the beautiful atmosphere of the atmospheric history of the center, from where the journey to its glorious history begins.
Crossing the Exit Gate, the Garden of Heroes stands directly behind the impressive fortress walls of the city. Founded by the order of Kapodistrias, in honor of the fallen of the Struggle, the garden houses the emblematic Tomb of the Heroes, which houses, within it, the bones of the anonymous Free Besieged.The burial monuments of Markos Botsaris and Lord Byron, in the same garden, become a source of unspeakable emotion, while a walk in the modern city will lead to the house - museum of Kostis Palamas and the corresponding house - museum of the Trikoupis brothers, who impress with their gardens and their simple architectural appearance. Equally beautiful is the City Hall of Messolonghi standing in the center of the city, while the Valveios Municipal Library hosts in its collections rare editions of books and historical documents. The metropolitan church of Agios Spyridon is an ecclesiastical architectural gem and the museums of History and Art, the Folklore and the War Museum, deserve everyone's attention. Finally, a visit to the lagoon of the city, with its endless all-white salt pans and a wetland full of life, will complete the journey of acquaintance with a city that has managed to steal your heart.
Food and local cuisine
The traditional Messolonghi cuisine consists mostly of fish and fresh seafood, salted, mainly eels, tongues and sea bream, well known for its special taste is the roe of Messolonghi, the so-called caviar of Greece, which is widely famous.
When to visit Messolonghi
Visit the Holy City of Messolonghi all year round. Avoid winter due to the increased humidity observed in the area, while it is certain that a visit in spring and autumn will compensate you with the amazing images that nature offers.
How to move to Messolonghi
Moving from/to Messolonghi
Go to Messolonghi by road. From Athens via the Athens - Corinth National Road and the Olympia Road to the Rio - Antirrio bridge. From Thessaloniki via Egnatia Odos to Ioannina and then via Ionia Odos you reach your destination. Messolonghi is connected with the rest of the cities of Greece and with intercity bus routes.
Transportation in Messolonghi
Transportation in the city is done by private car or by the network of public transport and taxis, which connect the neighborhoods with each other. Messolonghi is suitable for nice walking routes, while it is one of the friendliest cities in terms of bicycle use, with the extensive bike lanes that exist within it.