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Ancient Messini

Messini, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Messini
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

You go riding through the Arcadian Gate, nine kilometers after Meligala and immediately understand that this is not an ordinary archaeological site. Where else there is, indeed, the ancient entrance to the city which runs the entire car? The Arcadian gate is a special case of entry ancient city, though: It looks built by Cyclops, both are gigantic boulders that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Unexpectedly large site, still undergoing works, gave a real feel for the history of the site. The museum was interesting as it houses all the statues discovered here. Very reasonable entrance fee. You will need to hire a car or take a taxi (45 minutes)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Standing amongst the ruins of ancient Messini actually transports you back in time. Amazing experience

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

That is the only way to describe the sight that greets you as you come through the gates. The site is huge and, having been here a number of times, it is wonderful to see the active progress being made on uncovering more and more of its treasures. Perhaps the best is to come though, as you walk around the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Heard abt it when i was working in the near area Decided to go there not expecting much, but was so surprised by how much was actually there In my view it may even be better or have more to show/offer than famous site like Delphi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Ancient Messini is that not very know ancient greek site that when you reach is like...wow stonising, overlooking the sea the place is really big and you can find from temples built by nobel families to roman houses, a cristian basilica ruin from the 7th century and a superb stadium a very nice theatre and a really big area with... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Interesting historical site that is huge. However there is little explanation on the way around the site. The museum is tiny but interesting as some full sized statues there. Would recommend a visit if you have time to do it. No shelter from rain so go when it is dry if you can. Beware of the wild dogs on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Ancient Messini is probably the best preserved archaeological site in Greece, and at the same time, probably the less knows site of them all. The location itself is picturesque and beautiful as it is nestled between few mountains in the southern Peloponnese facing the bay of Kalamata. If you have never been to archaeological site, start here. If you have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We cycled to Ancient Messini and enjoyed the views and scenery a lot. A very interesting and nice place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It is a significant ancient city in terms of its size, form, and state of preservation, and still has much to offer. It possesses not only sanctuaries and public buildings, but also imposing fortifications, and houses and tombs. The fascinating ruins of Ancient Messini lie scattered across a small valley below the pretty village of Mavromati, 25km northwest of Kalamata.... More

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