The Garden of Heroes

kipos_iroon_3.jpg   The Garden of Heroes is located on the north side of Messolonghi. It is an area of nearly fourteen acres which during the sieges of Messolonghi was used as a cemetery for those who lost their lives over the freedom of the town.

    The Tomb of the Fallen 

   In October 1838, the construction of the current walls, which stand as a copy of the original traces of the fence, was demanded by King Otto and Amalia. Among the variety of monuments one can easily discern, the Tomb of Heroes features prominently in the Garden, where the remains of the fighters lie.

kipos_iroon.jpg   Here, despite of the graves of the revolutionaries of 1821, you will also see the monument of Markos Botsaris, his bones are buried in there, the busts of Dimitrios Makris, Noti Botsari and Athanasios Rasikotsikas, the monument of the Swiss philhellene Ioannis Iakovos Mayer, director and editor of a journalistic service named "Greek Records", the marble sculpture of philhellene poet Lord Byron and finally the statue of Ellinopoula or else Paidoula. In 1858, king Otto and queen Amalia, donated the ceramic lion which was placed on top of the Tomb.







A little town that somehow combines everything. Idyllic spots for walks in nature for the romantics and nature lovers, delicious traditional cuisine for the gourmets, major museums and attractions for tradition and history lovers.So now let's travel, to this small “Alonaki”…

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Commerce and Industry Association of Messolonghi
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