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Address: Messini, Greece
Phone Number: 27240-51046-27240-51201
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This was a fascinating place to visit amongst beautiful mountain scenery. We spent half the day wandering around the main section of the Ancient Ruins and then later went up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a fascinating place to visit amongst beautiful mountain scenery. We spent half the day wandering around the main section of the Ancient Ruins and then later went up to see the Arcadian Gates that are left off most tours. We then walked another 1km up the road following the sign to "Castle", where we found a very large... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place is not so well-known as other archaeological sites, but it's a great site to visit. When you are in this area, i would absolutely recommend it for a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

One of the better preserved archaeological sites of Peloponnese.  By the time of our visit,  we already saw Acropolis,  and Delphi,  and Olympia. And yet we were very much impressed at the size of this ancient town,  especially the size and the condition of the stadium. You can surely detect some modern blocks here and there, but it only helps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was one of the "must see" places on the list compiled by my Greek friends. It is a beautifully preserved and presented site that is easily walked (I am over 70 years of age), whether you wish to spend an hour or two that has enough content to keep your interest for several hours. The museum is small, but... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

One of the most gorgeous archaeological sights in southern Greece with a marvelous view over the messinian flatland. The theatre is in very good condition and concerts are held during the summer! The stadium is very impressive and it defenitily competes the stadium of Ancient Olympia.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a great archaeological site, definately not to be missed. My wife and I were cruising in the Mediterranean last autumn and one of the cruise ports was Kalamata. We did our research and we decided to rent a car and visit Ancient Messene which is only 16 miles away from the city of Kalamata. The site is really... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

What an amazing and wonderful ancient site. Approaching the ancient city by car from above one can see the remains of the vast walls all around - makes the walled cities of Nicosia in Cyprus, Urbino in italy or St. Albans in England tiny by comparison. You start and end at the coffee shop, where they do a good cuppaccino,... More 

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

So great to visit hear...fresh grapevines just to collect and eat. Not too many other people.. Quite hard (+38 degrees) for small kids but icecream helped afterwards. Old stadium with their seats were great to see.

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Orleans, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is an unusually interesting site. First, the scale of the digs is amazing. Then, the location is breathtaking. This was a very large city and what is left gives an idea of how prosperous it must have been. The stadium is a gem.

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ATHENS HELLAS
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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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