The city

Messolonghi is a vivid university city with friendly and welcoming people.
This capital of the Greek region Aitoloakarnania has about 20.000 inhabitants and is located in the middle of the delta area of two rivers at the South-West point of the Greek Mainland.
Overlooking the beautiful lagoon and the mountains, the city gives the ultimate holiday feeling.

As regional cultural and entertainment centre, the city sparkles the whole year around.
Eat and dance with the Greeks in a local restaurant, ouzo tavern or bar.
Messolonghi is also known as the “Holy” city. It earned this name due to the heroic behaviour of the inhabitants during the independence fight against the Turkish occupiers in the 19th Century. Even the British poet Lord Byron came to Messolonghi to take part in the battle, but died soon after his arrival from malaria.
Wander by the Hero park and you soon will see his statue, below which his heart is buried.The various monuments and museums show the town’s rich (political) history.

For Messolonghi the production of sea salt by means of the large salt pans, is an important source of income. Also the salt works attract many particular sea birds.