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Byron monument renovated
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Dear Friends and Byronists,

On this spot was Christos Kapsalis house in which Byron stayed from 5 of January until 19 of April 1824 where he breathed his last.

Christos Kapsalis blew up his house the night of the EXODUS of 10 Apri1826 including wounded men, women and children, not to be captured by the Turks.

In 1924 the University of Athens honoured the centennial of Byron’s death by erecting a commemorative marble column, work of the sculptor Antonios Sochos.

The memorial marble column placed on the site is located in a peaceful and sunny section of Messolonghi and has been completely renovated in May 2015 to include new garden spaces, a resurfaced granit pavement, lighting, and handsome iron grillwork and gates with funds offered by the Messolonghi Byron Society and Byronists from abroad.

You can browse the brochure by clicking here