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Ancient Messini

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Address: Messini, Greece
Phone Number: 27240-51046-27240-51201
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Having visited all the major sites in the Peleponnese (plus Delphi) this is simply the best. It just goes on and on, with special mention being made to the stadium. It's a little... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Well worth exploring for an hour or so but not as impressive as some of the ruins in Turkey, for example.

Thank Ianzola
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Having visited all the major sites in the Peleponnese (plus Delphi) this is simply the best. It just goes on and on, with special mention being made to the stadium. It's a little off the beaten track (we did it en route between Mani and Olympia) but do try to fit it in and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Andy J
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wow! One of the best ancient sites we have seen in the world. You could easily spend 2-3 hours here but make sure you go in the late afternoon/early evening. It could be very hot during the day. Great tavernas nearby in Messinia.

Thank M_and_LW_27
Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ancient Messini is a very important site very well preserved and very big. The remains of this ancient city are at least as extensive as those of more famous sites in Greece. Among others includes a Sanctuary of Asclepius, theatre, villa etc. On the top of the hill, outside of the site, there is a nice cafe-restaurant from where you... More 

Thank Niki41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Ancient structures to rival all the best European sites. Theatre, Amphitheatre, Villa with mosaic floors. Fabulous trip, Entrance is a little pricey at 12 Euros but well worth it

Thank Kim B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

If ruins are your thing you have to see this - incredible place. Would recommend at least 2 hours for visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A lovely drive up from Kalogria via Kalamata to visit ancient Messini and it was well worth it. Not a large number of visitors as it was the end of September and the site is very extensive-you need 2-3 hours to do it justice. The ticket price includes admission to the museum which is back up the hill from the... More 

Thank Jeremy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We visited in early September. The route is well sign-posted from Messini (new town). The site is well maintained and excavations/restoration is still ongoing. Would recommend you try to get there early in summer as it does get extremely hot. It costs 12 euros to get in and admittance to the museum is included in this price. This was our... More 

Thank Rach64
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Didn't know about this until a last minute read about Kalamata and the surrounding area. It's a huge site with lots of easily recognisable buildings. There is a really well formed amphitheatre along with meeting places, stadium, gymnasium and Roman toilets!! There were maybe just a handful of visitors looking round this amazing site so well worth a few miles... More 

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Cammeray, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This well preserved site is worth visiting for its spectacular location and also for the lack of other tourists! To find the site look for the modern village of Mavrommati. From the modern town of Messini it is quite a long drive, North through Triodos. Do not take the new expressway or you will find yourself whisked past the site!... More 

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