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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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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200 reviews 200 reviews
76 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
90 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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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athens, greece
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I think, this place is one the best historic sites in Greece. It's very well preserved and the walk around the different spots it very enjoyable. Of course the greatness of the stadium is a treasure for the senses. Watch out, there's lots of walking to visit the whole place and the sun is tiresome.

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Milan, Italy
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39 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Messene 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. It enjoys, amongst other things, the advantage of never having been destroyed or covered by later settlements, and is located on an... More

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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