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Ancient Messini

Messini, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Messini
Type: Ancient Ruins
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Ancient Messini is picturesque, is nestled in the mountains of the southern Pelopponese and is one of the most well preserved ancient cities in all of Greece. If going during the summer or early fall, bring a hat, water and loose/light clothing and go in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. Wear trekking shoes or comfortable sneakers.... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Go early in the morning, very hot. Loved the peace and scale of the place, children went free which was great

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The area is full of anciet areas to visit. They are all well signed posted, but make sure you have a decent car to get around.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Just simply breathtaking! My wife and I left the children with their grandparents so that we could explore this amazing sight properly. Such wonderful ruins and the atmosphere makes you find a shady spot to just sit and imagine and drift back in time. Superb visit. Lovely taverna and very clean toilets too.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

so much history- huge site well worth visiting- go during the day when its quiet but gets very hot by lunch time

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

So much there - beats other, more well known sights I have been to - very cheap at only 4 euro - spread out and very quite - museum is very small but for the extra euro worth a quick visit

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hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I am not a fan of Time Team, I like Tony Robinson as Baldrick and I admire his socialist principles but archaeology doesn't really float my boat. Why visit ancient Messini ? Well We were in the area and it seemed to be a popular destination so I thought it would make a change from the beach. It took us... More

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a tremendous site. Be sure to approach it through the astounding Arcadian gate. Then allow at least two hours to explore the site which is extensive and has good explanatory boards. The small museum is a must see.

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Rishon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Ancient Messini is huge ancient city, with temples, stadiums, towering fortifications. The scenery is breathtaking. Do not miss the small, but exquisite museum that closes earlier and the huge Arkadia gate and the defense walls, a couple of hundreds of meters west of the museum and the main entrance.

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ATHENS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

You can reach Ancient Messini either from Kalamata or from Western Peloponnese (when coming from Patras). If you choose the first route, you will drive between lemon/orange trees or olive trees. If you come from Patras and Western Peloponnese, you should take the road towards Meligalas small town, where there is a clear indication which guides you over the mountain... More

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