Ιστορικός Περίπατος στο Μεσολόγγι / A Memorial Walk in the Bastions of Missolonghi
Missolonghi in 1825 was the third and last attempt of the Ottoman troops to besiege the city. This operation was critical for their effort to re-establish their rule in Sterea Ellas, known as Roumeli at that time. The Greeks held out for almost a year before they ran out of food, and munitions, as the Turkish naval blockade was impenetrable. Finally, the besieged Greeks and their philhellene allies, utterly exhausted, attempted a mass breakout in order to avoid surrender. As expected, this attempt to exit the city walls and escape enslavement, torture, and death, resulted in a disaster, with the larger part of the Greeks slain. This defeat was generated a shock wave of sympathy to the Greek uprising against the Ottoman rule. This event will highlight the key historical events of this year-long tragic siege of Missolonghi by touring the actual locales where all this drama unfolded.
Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest