Modern Greece has its origins in Messolonghi. That's what makes this place interesting. A long sea channel with small jetties where local fishermen live, reminds us of Vietnamese scenes. If you sail into that channel, you will find a neat harbor with good facilities.
History: The inhabitants of Messolonghi were massacred by the Turks in 1826, and eventually under European pressure the Turks had to leave Greece two years later in 1828.
Lord Byron was a prominent figure in the history of Messolonghi. He was an English Romantic poet and writer from England. His life was full of aristocratic excesses, he had numerous love affairs and huge debts. Byron wanted to join the fight with the Greeks, but perished before the first skirmishes had begun. His house is now a museum in Messolonghi.
About the trip
The trip consists of 4 legs and has a total length of 80 nautical miles.
We sail in two legs from Poros to Messolonghi.