Mesolongi Architecture

Mesolongi is one of the most historical towns in Greece with a rich legacy that remains alive to this day. The architecture of Mesolongi is authentically Greek with a great amount of old ruined buildings and well-preserved mansions. The traditional houses of Mesolongi most of which have lost their authentic identity due to restorations were built with stone, wood, and bricks. They have tiled roofs and on the entrance doors are carved the initial letters of the owners. Some of the houses had attics which were used as ordinary rooms.

In the late 19th century, Messolongi adopted the Neoclassical style which is still well-maintained at the center. Several buildings that embellish the town belonged to renowned poets, novelists, and political figures who stayed in Messolongi until the end of their life. It is also the birthplace of heroes from the Greek revolution, like Harilaos Trikoupis and Kostis Palamas.

Of great interest is the Garden of Heroes, a park dedicated to all the political and military figures that were part of Messolongi history. There also stands the marble statue of the poet Lord Byron, above the place where his heart is buried, according to his will. Messolongi is a resource of local attractions including the historical monuments and traditional mansions.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional architecture.