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Address: Messini, Greece
Phone Number: 27240-51046-27240-51201
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Go to the teatre!

One of the most amazing experiences under the stars. So tiring to get there, as you have to bear the traffic and park far and then walk inside the ancient city to each the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Dubai
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of the most amazing experiences under the stars. So tiring to get there, as you have to bear the traffic and park far and then walk inside the ancient city to each the theater. And it is worth it! You sit under the stars on a summer evening, great atmosphere totally breathtaking! Highly recommended! Next time I will try... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stunning site - a must for lovers of ancient sites, still an active dig, a section of wall was unearthed whilst we watched and still so much waiting to be discovered. Nice cafe and clean modern toilets. Lovely hill villages en-route with a good place to stop for coffee.

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Maidstone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Messini is full of surprises from the main square to the back streets, from the old to the new it has something for everyone the main airport is Kalamarta. with great links to Sparta, Olympia and Pylos. Its a great place to go and explore without the hustle and bustle of a tourist location.

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Grenoble, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This archeological site is about 1/2 hour drive from Kalamata, and is well worth a visit. It is still relatively little known - we visited on a Saturday afternoon in July, and there were only about 10 other visitors. Excavation is still in progress, but there is nevertheless a lot to see, including the theatre and stadium. The mosaics are... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited during the early evening (it closes at 8pm). Very cheap to enter - 4 euros per person, but what a lot you get for your money. Once in you are free to wander around to your hearts content with little or no restriction on where you go. We spent a good couple of hours there wandering amongst the... More 

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austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

These were really extensive, and painstakingly reconstructed in parts. There are plaques to explain the original functions of the buildings and a really nice architectural model of the main temple. It was weird that you could go anywhere you wanted - climb on the ruins or whatever - there were no ropes or guards or anything. There is clearly not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of the more quiet ancient sites, but utterly beautiful location and truly amazing site with friendly and welcoming caretakers. The spring still flowing just blows my mind--such a connection to our ancient past--

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Cycled there from Messini Beach club (freeride) with a friend. Could have spent a couple of days wandering round this historic sight. There are very few areas that you can't go (new excavations) and lots of information. The spring that flows from Mount Ithoni, and brought water to the city is still there and still drinkable. travel time 1hr 45mins... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place is fascinating to visit but one needs time and we only had an hour on way to airport. It's bigger than first appears and gives an insight into times past

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Was a weekday so quiet and not busy (until a busload of Greek schoolchildren arrived). Walkable, we spent the morning there and enjoyed exploring. Signs and guidance were underdeveloped, but worth the trip.

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Address: Messini, Greece
Phone Number: 27240-51046-27240-51201
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Peloponnese  >  Messenia Region  >  Messini

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