Mesolongi is a beautiful small town famous for its sea lake, formed by the endings of two rivers. This sea lake with the many vivariums is the main source of income for the locals. Although Mesolongi is not a tourist-developed place, it has many interesting sightseeing. On the mountain slopes above Mesolongi is the Monastery of Saint Symeon with historical importance. The Garden of Heroes in the centre of the town is a nice place to walk around, hosting monuments of heroes from the Greek Revolution of 1821. In short drive distance from Mesolongi are nice villages and beaches to explore.
In this section, you can see the best Mesolongi Sightseeing but also things to see by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to do in Mesolongi by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches.
The Sea Lake of Mesolongi was formed with the endings of two rivers. It is an important economical source for the locals, as many vivarium work there. Small islets dot the sea lake that has been declared a Natural Park.
The Garden of the Heroes in Mesolongi was created in 1829 with the decision of Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece. It is dedicated to the heroes of the Greek Revolution. Tombs and statues of many heroes and people who died in the Exodus are found there.
Location: On western Greece
Description: Mesolongi is the capital of the prefecture of Etoloakarnania. Constructed around a picturesque sea lake, Mesolongi played an important role during the Greek War of Independence.
Location: 2 km from Mesolongi
Description: Apart from birdwatching, this lake is also great for swimming. Along the coast, there are many fish taverns and some cafes.
Google map of Mesolongi excursions
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