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Ancient Messini

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Address: Messini, Greece
Phone Number: 27240-51046-27240-51201
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Stunning. Wonderful. Breathtaking.

This stunning (and live) archaeological wonder was the highlight of my 8 days in the Messenian Gulf. It is a truly remarkable place and an absolutely huge area to explore... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chris S
St Helens, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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362 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This stunning (and live) archaeological wonder was the highlight of my 8 days in the Messenian Gulf. It is a truly remarkable place and an absolutely huge area to explore. Located about 30 mins drive North of Kalamata, it can be a tricky place to find but, once there, you will be amazed at what you will see. Very reasonable... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last minute decision to visit, we both agree it was our favourite destination on our cruise, better than both Athens and Kusadasi !. The way its laid out you can see how the ancient city evolved with remains of all the various buildings from the athletes changing rooms to the forum. Good for photos and well worth a few hours... More 

1 Thank Philip T
Valencian Country, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maybe it is not the most known but we went there thanks to a recommendation of our hotel recepcionist and it was totally worthy. It is really well preserved and the excavation and preseversation keeps on going. They were discovering at that moment a floor mural that was impressive and it was also interesting to see archealogists working.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went at the end of a day so didn't have that much time at the site. Absolutely unbelievable. The site is huge and so much to look at. We will return armed with more information and time!

Thank Bettoire
Maitland, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I hadn't planned on going here but after reading some other reviews on Trip Advisor I decided to go - and boy am I glad I did. This is one of the best sites for ancient history I have been to in Greece (and I have been to a lot!). There are still some excavation works and restoration works ongoing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

One of the most important and unaltered sites of ancient Greece. Beautifully preserved and skillfully excavated (ongoing). Cute little museum. The descriptions of the buildings are a bit dry, but it is clear and well written. We were suprised by the bus loads of tourists arriving! But site is huge and all the groups spread out well.

Thank m0tje
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Did this on an organised trip from Neilsons messianic beach resort. Did not get long enough. It is huge, with lots of different well labelled areas. The stadium at the end was so big with such a fantastic setting it took my breath away. If you get a chance and have the slightest interest in history, visit.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This site is relatively recently uncovered but even now gives a good feeling of what life was like in the town with the fountain, shopping agora, theatre, and stadium. Very big sight, but even a 30 minute tour of the part near the entrance is worth it. Good views from the nearby town. Be sure to also visit the Arkadian... More 

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

After visiting Epidaurus and Korinthe we were pleasantly suprised by the tranquility of this place. We visited the site in the end of the afternoon and met only one other couple. The site is extensive, with a gymnasium and stadion, two theaters, several tempels, including a large one of Asklepion, and a lage agora. This place is definitely worth the... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A hidden gem lots to see and explore allow at least two hours but you really need 4 hours to do it justice.

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