Missolonghi (Greek: Μεσολόγγι, Mesolongi, pronounced [mesoˈloɲɟi]) is a municipality of 34,416 people (according to the 2011 census) in western Greece. The town is the capital of Aetolia-Acarnania regional unit, and the seat of the municipality of Iera Polis Messolongiou (Sacred City of Missolonghi). Missolonghi is known as the site of a dramatic siege during the Greek War of Independence, and of the death of poet Lord Byron.
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The Garden of Heroes commemorates a moment during the Greek War of Independence, when the town was besieged for the third time by Ottoman forces. After a heroic, year-long defence the heavily outnumbered Greeks, with philhellene supporters from other countries, tried to break out and were killed. They had been betrayed. To Greek people, this is the Sacred City of Missolonghi.
Around a wide, low burial mound, where many of the fighters were buried, white marble statues stand, some modern, some older, in memory of particular fighters. The one most non-Greek visitors will be particularly interested in is the one of Lord Byron. To my mind, it is best to visit the garden in the gloaming, ideally with a light drizzle falling. Then, you feel the tall white statues looming up against the dark trees almost as ghostly presences, each with his own ideals and thoughts. An extraordinary and deeply moving experience.
The garden is easy to find. Come off the motorway and follow the signs for Messolonghi. Drive on towards the town until you come to a point where there's a wall in front of you, with trees behind it, and you have to turn left or right. That - the trees - is the Garden of Heroes. The main entrance is on the far side, so turn right and just follow the wall round. Park anywhere.
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A place to visit if you are looking for unique and tranquile suroundings, emmersing your self in the clean air and wonderfull colors.
An aportunity for a wolk betwee the waters admiring the nature and the small fishermen dwelings build in the water suspended on wooden pilles.
A real oportunity for fhotographers, providing them with unique light, colors and reflections never encounter before.
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Εξαιρετικός χώρος με άποψη.Ευγενέστατο προσωπικό και φιλικότατο.Μουσική που δεν ενοχλεί στο διάβασμα εφημερίδας και βιβλίου.Ποτά καθαρά και καφές αξιόλογος.Σαν Μεσολογγίτης που κατοικώ στην Αθήνα αισθάνομαι υπερήφανος για το μαγαζί αυτό.Μπράβο στα παιδιά που έστησαν με τόσο κέφι αυτό το στέκι.
In the historical center of the Sacred City of Mesolongi, on the main pedestrian street, is one of the few surviving pre-revolutionary buildings.It is the home of the Head of the Exodus Guard, Athanasios Razi-Kotsika.In 1998 Mesolongi lawyer Nikos Kordossis bought it, restored it with absolute respect and handed it over to society with the creation of the "Diexodos".
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