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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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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A great historic place. Although only 25% of the ancient city of Messene has been revealed for the time being, it's beautiful and very impressive. One of the most important ancient Greek cities in Peloponnese. Look beforehand for the very good internet site of the archaeological site and get organized. If you can, call the office there (tel no from... More

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Manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We visited in April, lovely spring flowers and colour. The whole site looked lovely and it was a joy to wander slowly around the awe inspiring ruins, stoping to contemplate the past. A genuinely great day out.

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Moscow, Russia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The scale of the site is impressive, well preserved theatre, stadium, stoa basis and some other buildings. Site is very large - one way is half an hour walk. Recommend.

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Chichester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The scala and impact of this archeological site cannot be overstated! It is amazing. We visited in January and had the whole place to ourselves, with the exception of a couple harvesting olives and a handful of archeologists excavating the area near the springs. It is in a beautiful natural setting with bird song ( hunting forbidden!) a warm breeze,... More

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oxnard
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We did walk to the ampitheater where they are giving performances in the summer. They is a small museum where some of the treasures found in the ruins are displayed. The head of the museum would not let one of the young guys take a picture of his friend standing next to the statue of Hermes. Why they asked? "Because... More

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Athens, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

A marvellous area with well preserved stadium, theater, temles, and other anciet buildings, next to the village Chrysavgi also nice and traditional village, and below the monastery of Voulkanou! I really enjoyed the guiding tour held by the local guides! We visited the area with the trekking group called SAOO from the nearby city Tripolis!!

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Athens, Greece
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

If you ever go to Messini, make a stop to the engraving musuem of Takis Katsoulidis. The museum has up to 200 of T. Katsoulidis engravings, works of art that I found very interesting. He is one of the few remaining artists that has designed many greek and latin fonts but his paintings - envgravings, especially those with the naked... More

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you are anywhere near the Messini region, you cannot miss this attraction! I have seen many ancient sites but this is one of the best preserved and impressive in the whole of Greece. Make sure you allow 2 to 3 hours to take it all in, bring lots of water and other supplies because there are few shops or... More

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somerset
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

In my view this site is better than Olympia Amazing place new things being found all the time a must visit Only 2 euros entrance for us pensioners Don't forget to visit the small museum and the amazing walls about a mile up the road

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Kalamata, Greece
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The bus arrives before dawn. I was lucky to catch a couple who knew how to get there and told me to wait for 2 English gentlemen who work on the site. I walked with them and they gave me lots of information. Ancient Messini is a restoration site, so they do the digs then restore as much as possible.... More

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