Missolonghi: Heroes and Poets


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Missolonghi was born in the 1500s, when people settled in the lagoon to take advantage of its natural resources. The sea made them rich and protected them. When the time came, they rose against an empire and fought against overwhelming odds. Heroes and poets and prime ministers; they are the true fruits of Missolonghi and these are their stories.


  • An Englishman in town

    1. An Englishman in town

    A piece of land with a most glorious past. On this site that was once on the shores of the lagoon, stood the house where Lord Byron lived and died in the cause of Greek independence.
  • Where men of letters reside

    2. Where men of letters reside

    Across the street from the Trikoupis house, is the residence of the Palamas family, whose members excelled in the world of letters.
  • The defender

    3. The defender

    It is not often that one man can claim the privilege of being the saviour of an entire town. Markos Botsaris stood fearless on the walls of Missolonghi and forced the Ottomans to abandon all hope of taking the town.

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Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

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