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    Located on the western side of Greece, Mesolongi is a small town constructed on the side of a large sea lake. This sea lake is the main economic source of the town, as many inhabitants live from fishing and fish roe trading. Although this town is surrounded by relaxing beaches and beautiful nature, it has not developed with foreign tourism and receives mostly Greek families. The most important historical event of Mesolongi in Greece was the Exodus, the failed exit of the besieged inhabitants from the town during the Greek Revolution in April 1826 and their slaughtering from the Ottomans. The Garden of Heroes, a beautiful park in the centre of the town, is dedicated to this tragic event.

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    Travel guide to Mesolongi, Greece

    Mesolongi is a small town in the western side of Greece. Although this town is famous for its natural beauty and historical importance, it usually stays off the beaten track when driving around Greece. The region has some tourist development but it is mostly frequented by Greeks. Holidays in Mesolongi will give you the chance to make nice road trips in the region and discover alternative places of original beauty, such as Nafpaktos, Patra, Thermo, Astakos and more.

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    There are a few accommodation options in Mesolongi town, including some hotels located at the town center. However, most accommodations in the area are concentrated in the nearby beaches of Kryoneri and Kato Vassiliki. In these places, you will find beach hotels, family apartments and studios with simple facilities to enjoy your holidays in Mesolongi. As most of these accommodations are found at the beachside, they provide easy access to the sea.

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    Mesolongi Greece is a typical town in Sterea, western Greece. The special thing about Mesolongi is that it is constructed on the slopes of a large sea lake. This lake is strongly connected to the history and the economy of the town. Surrounded by walls, the most important spot in the history of the town was the Exodus, that is the exit of the besieged inhabitants in their effort to escape from the Ottomans in April 1826.

    Unfortunately, this exit led to the slaughtering of the majority of inhabitants and the destruction of the town. The Garden of Heroes, in the centre of Mesolongi, was created in commemoration of this event and it is a nice place for walking. On a hill above the town, there is also the Monastery of Agios Symeon, also worth a visit for the great natural surrounding. Holidays in Mesolongi combine historical monuments and beautiful beaches in the region. Apart from sightseeing, things to do in Mesolongi are hiking and enjoying water sports.

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    • The sea lake is actually the heart of Mesolongi, as the economy of the town is based on fishing. With rich flora and fauna, the sea lake is also a nice place for birdwatching.
    • The Garden of Heroes is a nice park with historical monuments and tombs of Greek revolutionary fighters. This garden is dedicated to the historical exodus of Mesolongi.

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