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Ancient Messini

Messini 145 67, Greece
+30 2724 051046
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“small museum” (16 reviews)
“kalamata” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Messini 145 67, Greece
+30 2724 051046
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in awe as we came upon this site. It was a last minute decision to visit and we were so glad we did and not miss this amazing archeological site. Way better than the more famous Olympia. We could not believe all of...More

Thank Lizzypumpkin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were going to miss it, we had seen all the really famous stuff and were historied out! But on our way back to Kalamata Airport we had some hours to kill: We are so glad we did, less tourists able to just wonder around...More

Thank henry16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old Mesinni was a stunning archeological find. It was overwhelming to see the ruins of so long ago. I was just in awe. It is a beautiful site not to be missed. I highly recommend a visit .., it’s a cannot miss!!

Thank Frazie1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry to say I'd not heard of Ancient Messini before visiting. How come it doesn't attract more attention from travel writers. This is an amazing archaeological site in a stunning setting. The locals told me that there is more to see than at Olympus and...More

2  Thank Rambling_Pete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit - more to see than you might first imagine and easy to visualise how it might once have been. Museum at the end of the visit was a bit disappointing

Thank Jo H H
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Ancient Messini is one of the most condensed archaeological sites i have visited, where the visitor has the chance to experience the various periods of Hellenic history and their evolution through time. It's discovery, excavation and partial restoration of some of the monuments to accommodate...More

3  Thank DrEffieP
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is really worth a trip, it's such an impressive place. You can really get a feel for the layout of the ancient city and the stadium just blew me away.

1  Thank mrsmavis
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

What a find!!! Virtually nobody there and undoubtedly one of the highlights of our holiday! Had dinner afterwards in a restaurant overlooking the site. The whole thing was just magical!!

1  Thank NRJ58
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went early evening and had the place to ourselves. It is spectacular and ranges over a very large area. Make sure you head downhill to the bottom end of the site or you will miss the most impressive feature, the large arena, which is...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

What a majestic and peaceful way to gaze a real ancient city, away from crowds. I was amused by walking around an ancient city as it was organised 2400 years ago. Unfortunately, the ruins are not as fascinating and famous as the ones in Athens,...More

Thank pstinis
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Roz N
31 August 2016|
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Response from milkyshafe | Reviewed this property |
Hi when we went there dos not seem to be a guided tour, at the entrance where you pay for entry they have very detailed guid book for the site and this give you a route to walk with all the relevant details. It may be worth... More
18 August 2015|
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Response from Glyn H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure opening days but as previously stated most sites close on Mondays. Nominal entrance approx. 4 euros but they have concessions for students or O.A.P' s Enjoy your visit - wonderful site (don't forget to visit... More
11 May 2015|
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Response from AlanandMarie | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park (its free) but I don't recall much shade so the car may get very hot. The web site cited in the previous response has this informaiton under the museum... Opening hours: Museum: 8:00 - 20:00... More