During the War of Independence, an Ottoman siege led the citizens to a heroic sally out. The relative monument and museum are of high interest.

Mesolongi Things to Do


Mesolongi Lagoon

A 22,000-acres lagoon that's source of salt, fish, and caviar for the local economy. It's often teeming with many bird species, including migratory ones.

The pedestrian and cycle path that connects Mesolongi and Tourlida island.

Cycling or Hiking to Tourlida

A 4km route that combines pedestrian and cycle path and reaches the island of Tourlida through the lagoon. Exceptional wide-sky views.

A picture showing the Roe Caviar of Mesolongi (Avgotaraho) before and after curing and salting it.
photo: Gkatselis

Roe Caviar of Mesolongi

Mesolongi's avgotaraho is a bottarga collected and cured traditionally since antiquity. It was an expensive gift to Sultans, so do well out of it.

Mesolongi Attractions


Garden of Heroes

Impressive memorial dedicated to the guards and the fighters who lost their lives in a landmark battle during the Greek War of Independence.

An image showing the Rio-Antirrio Bridge dwarfing anything else around.
distant ≈ 43.1km

Rio-Antirrio Bridge

A megastructure and the second connecting point between Peloponnese and the Greek mainland that would inspires awe to any passersby.


Byron House

This mansion is housing a public library and the Messolonghi Byron Society. Take a photo with the imposing statue of Lord Byron.

Mesolongi Why visit?

  • Its name derives from the Italian words mezzo & langhi that mean "between lakes".
  • Famous for Avgotaracho, a local variety of caviar.
  • Known across Greece for its heroic 1826 Exodus.

Mesolongi Museums


DIEXODOS Cultural Center

DIEXODOS Cultural Center hosts over 2000 items from all historical periods with an emphasis on the Exodus of 1826, and modern photo exhibitions.


House / Museum «Trikoupi Family»

This old mansion was the family house of the Trikoupis, a Greek Prime Minister of the 19th century. Today, It's a museum focusing on his life.


Mesolongi Public History & Art Museum

The Mesolongi Public History and Art Museum is about the siege of 1826, and Philhellene Lord Byron who helped the War of Independence.

Mesolongi Day Trips


If you are in Greece in February, visit Patras for its popular carnival. This city also hosts an Odeum from Roman times which is still operational.

Small boats anchored at the small fortified port of Nafpaktos.
photo: Dimitris Karagiorgos


It's a charming coastal town with a picturesque, fortified port, famous for the Battle of Lepanto (1571) between Europeans and Turks.