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Messologhi – Lagoon – Aetoliko – Nafpaktos 3 days | 10th April of 1826 Reenactment of the Heroic Exodus Celebrations

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3 Days | 2 nights

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Specific Tour

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Group Size

50 people

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Overview

The Greek Revolution of 1821 as a pivotal chapter in Greek history and a piece in the puzzle of world history. The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821, to highlight its significance, its relationship with other revolutions and wars for independence that flared up... More

The Greek Revolution of 1821 as a pivotal chapter in Greek history and a piece in the puzzle of world history.
The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821, to highlight its significance, its relationship with other revolutions and wars for independence that flared up at approximately the same time, and the effect it had on the rest of the world and how it was affected by it.

The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution referred to by Greeks in the 19th century as simply the (Greek : Agonas) “Struggle”, was a successful war of independence waged by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire between 1821 and 1830.
The Greeks were later assisted by Great Britain, France and Russia, while the Ottomans were aided by their North African vassals, particularly the eyalet of Egypt. The war led to the formation of modern Greece. The revolution is celebrated by Greeks around the world as independence day on 25 March.

The Heroic Exodus celebrations (Exit from the protected city to the battle )  of Messolonghi on April 10, 1826 was a top expression of self-sacrifice, dignity and was an event that shocked the then European world and was the occasion for the philhellenic movement.

The only ones celebrations in the world (as well as the fact that caused them). Celebrations that started and were established by the people – another uniqueness – for almost two centuries. We celebrate every year on Palm Sunday, the victory of spirit over matter.

The Exodus of the “Free Besieged” April 10, 1826: The Free Besieged attempt a heroic, shocking EXODUS after successive sieges of 3 years, famine and hardship, fighting heroically with the Turks. Those who were taken prisoner were sent to the slave markets of Egypt, those who managed to escape proceeded to Zygos, those who remained in the city were locked in gunpowder depots with Kapsalis and Despot Joseph Rogon and, setting fire to the gunpowder, thus completed the battle.
Messolonghi, defying death, made Greece reborn and live Free. The night of the Exodus will remain forever among the most precious nights of humanity and Messolonghi from that night becomes a Symbol, it becomes a Universal idea. Great Creators from all over the world (Byron, Goethe, Hugo, Delacroix, Delansak), were inspired by the tragic sacrifice of the Free Besieged. Messolonghi offered the supreme example of voluntary Sacrifice on the altar of Greek, European and World Freedom and thus created a great wave of Philhellenism in Foreign Countries.

At this 3 day tour we will have the opportunity to attend the events for the martyrdom of Messolonghi. The Exodus of Messolonghi, of April 10, 1826, has been written in large letters in the book of world history, as an example of self-sacrifice and bravery. In memory of this great historical event and the fallen of Messolonghi, a series of events are held every year, known as “Celebrations of Exodus”.

These events culminate on Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday, with two processions. On Palm Sunday, a eulogy is held at the Holy Temple of Agios Spyridon and a procession follows that ends at the Garden of Heroes of the city. Many visitors, young and old dressed in traditional costumes, clubs from all over the country and the Philharmonic, ambassadors of foreign countries and representatives of the Greek Government give their presence every year, rekindling the memory of the Heroic Exodus.

Be part of the Celebrations and festivities that take place every year in April in Mesologgi as a Greek Rebel or Heroe.

Bring your own Greek traditional dress of 1821 or let us to rent it for you for this Special Day.

An unforgetable experience which help you to live the Greek Revolution and culture !

Prices / minimun 4 persons

240 €/person for minimum 4 participants.
210 €/Kid age 10+ for 4 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

230€/person for minimum 5 participants.
200€/Kid age 10+ for 5 participants.

Single difference : 70 € for two nights.

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Become a Greek Rebel and Heroe in Reenactment of the Heroic Exodus celebrations in Mesologgi.
  • Live the Celebrations and Festivities that take place every year in Mesologgi.
  • The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821-1829.
  • Special Meals- Menus in a local restaurants of Mesologgi, according to the 1821 food paths of the Greek Rebels and Heroes.
  • The unique enviroment of the Mesologgi Lagoon with migratory birds, Flora and Fauna.
  • Nafpaktos with the picturesque fortified port, the castle with the old town and the beach of Grimbovo.
  • Aetoliko, the "Venice of Greece".
  • Guide Escort (English speaker).

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

This tour is available every year in April (first Saturday and Sunday of April). We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.

If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.

1st day Friday : Arrival to Messolonghi - checkin - free time-Dinner-Overnight
1st day Friday : Arrival to Messolonghi - checkin - free time-Dinner-Overnight

Upon arrival in the historic city of Messolonghi and after settling in at the hotel, we welcome you by informing you about the area, the program and the celebrations that will be followed in the next days of your trip.
First, you can start wandering the cobbled streets of the city admiring the architecture of the neoclassical buildings of the last century and the old mansions, which in the old Messolonghi city and sea were one.
When dusk, we will taste the Mesolonghi gastronomy ,in one of the restaurants in the city center.Closing the first day in Messolonghi optional we walk in the bars of the center , to taste the local cocktails.Overnight

2nd Day Lazarus Saturday : Messolonghi - Kleisova Lagoon - Alykes (Tourlida) - Aeoliko - Messolonghi - Celebrations for Heroic Exodus of 1826.Dinner.Overnight.
2nd Day Lazarus Saturday : Messolonghi - Kleisova Lagoon - Alykes (Tourlida) - Aeoliko - Messolonghi - Celebrations for Heroic Exodus of 1826.Dinner.Overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel and information at 08:30. At 9:30 Visit to East Kleisova. Access from the embankment that separates it from Central Kleisova. Our goal is to move to the observatory. One side of the route, the east, has a rich reedbed, freshwater and different species of birds, familiar to live in this habitat. While, the western side has a shallow water surface, salty or ultra-salty, islands with halophytes, salt marsh (salt marsh) and mudfields.
The route combines two different ecosystems, fresh-lake and salt-lagoon on a small scale, giving the observer access to both, from the same point, which is rare in a wetland.It has a good observatory that helps by giving the critical height to the observer. Finally, it has a wealth of bird species, almost all year round and even large populations of some species.

Departure from East Kleisova aiming at Alykes Tourlida. On the way to Tourlida, a brief explanation to visitors, what it is and how traditional ivaria work. The observation in the area of ​​Alykes Tourlida can be done from three points / stops, depending on where the concentrations of the birds are, in relation to the season and the weather. Then we will continue in the area of ​​Aetoliko. Aetoliko is a wetland city, and is the famous "Venice of Greece" as the city is surrounding by the Lagoon.Aetoliko is the most densely populated island in Greece, and its particularly picturesque character turns it into a very beautiful destination for someone to spend their day near Messolonghi and engage in art, religious tradition, tasting and riding experience.Return to our hotel for rest and in the night you will participate to the celebrations for the Heroic Exodus of Messollonghi.Dinner after the celebrations and overnight.

3rd day Palm Sunday : Messolonghi - Celebrations of Heroic Exodus of 10th April 1826 - Nafpaktos-departure .
3rd day Palm Sunday : Messolonghi - Celebrations of Heroic Exodus of 10th April 1826 - Nafpaktos-departure .

Breakfast at the hotel, participation to the celebrations of Heroic Exodus 10th of April 1826, check out and departure.For those who will participate at the celebrations and parade with Costumes we have arranged late check-out from the hotel.After lunch we will visit the seaside city of Nafpaktos, with the picturesque fortified port, the castle and the beach of Gribovo. Departure for your next destination or return trip back home.
Option for extension of your stay and many proposals of sights and activities to do in the area.Pls kindly ask us.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable athletic clothing that allows you to move freely.
Hat.
Sunglasses.
Bottle of water 1,5lt.
Sunscreen (especially during summer months).
Hiking shoes (low or high). Trainers, open shoes like sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable.
One day hiking backpack 20lt (if available).
A spare T-shirt.
A windstopper jacket.
Appropriate clothes for the season.

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Difficulty level : Easy,suitable for adults and children (minimum age 10 years).
Season: all year.
Duration (total): 3 days / 2 nights​.
Meeting point: At your hotel in Mesologgi.​
departure time: During arrival time and check-in after 14:00 p.m.

Final meeting time,point and information will be advised by sms or email three (3) days before the departure of your tour/activity.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Become a Greek Rebel and Heroe in Reenactment of Heroic Exodus celembrations of Mesologgi in 10th of April 1826.
Live the Celebrations and Festivities that take place every year in Mesologgi.
The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821.
Special dinner-menu in a local restaurants of Mesologgi, according to the 1821 food paths of the Greek Rebels and Heroes.

Great for solo travelers, couples, friends, and parents with young children (10 years minimum)
First-time hikers are welcome.

If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like egg bees, please let us know.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.
Difficulty level : Easy, suitable for children and adults​
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn​
Duration (total): 3 days/ 2 nights​.

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

Cancellation received more than 30 calendar days before the tour , full refund.
Cancellation between 29 to 15 calendar days will incur a penalty of 50%.
Cancellation between 14 to 6 calendar days will incur a penalty of 70%.
Cancellation received within 5 calendar days will incur a penalty of 100% per person.

Pls kindly read our CANCELLATION POLICY where you can find at our COMPANY details at the bottom of our home page.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

1821 - 2021 celebrations of 200 years from the Greek Revolution
1821 - 2021  celebrations of 200 years from the Greek Revolution

The year 2021 can turn out to be a milestone for Greece. The celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the War of Independence is a key historical event which, seen and analyzed in a creative way, can constitute the basis for a fertile dialogue between the Greek society and the country’s institutions.

Memory isn’t something static, and History isn’t exclusively related to the past, as it can offer a continuing lesson – useful for our present and our future. Especially for us – Greeks, History and Culture are undoubtedly the driving forces for our survival in our nation’s adventurous journey into space-time.

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer for the excursion Messollonghi Lagoon and Aetoliko.
  • Two (2) nights in a 3 star hotel in Mesolloggi.
  • Two dinners (2) with special menus according to the 1821 food paths of Greek Rebels and Heroes.
  • Two (2) breakfasts in buffet.
  • Participation at the celebrations of the Heroic Exodus for Saturday and Sunday. Option for renting a traditional Greek costume with extra cost or you can bring your own.
  • Guide Escort (English speaker).
  • Photos, bring you usb stick or your email.​
  • Taxes and fees.​
  • Liability insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Transfer from / to your resort.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of extra food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages (Optional).

Tour's Location

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