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Address: Messini, Greece
Phone Number: 27240-51046-27240-51201
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Small enough, but great enough as well

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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Bournemouth
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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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Melbourne,Victoria
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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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