The Garden of Heroes

This is an important area which is located inside the city wall, which was used as a cemetery during the years of the siege (1822-1826). The idea of creating a garden dedicated to the memory of the Messolonghi Fighters belongs to the first governor of Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias. It is a unique, for Greece, park with monuments for well-known but also anonymous heroes who fell in the Struggle for Freedom. Distinguishing monuments are the Tomb of Heroes, a central monument, inaugurated in 1838 and in which were placed the relics of the fighters, the monument of Markos Botsaris, the marble statue of the English Philhellene and poet Lord Byron.