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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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Madrid, Spain
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108 reviews 108 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Ancient Messini is that not very know ancient greek site that when you reach is like...wow stonising, overlooking the sea the place is really big and you can find from temples built by nobel families to roman houses, a cristian basilica ruin from the 7th century and a superb stadium a very nice theatre and a really big area with... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Interesting historical site that is huge. However there is little explanation on the way around the site. The museum is tiny but interesting as some full sized statues there. Would recommend a visit if you have time to do it. No shelter from rain so go when it is dry if you can. Beware of the wild dogs on the... More

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Ancient Messini is probably the best preserved archaeological site in Greece, and at the same time, probably the less knows site of them all. The location itself is picturesque and beautiful as it is nestled between few mountains in the southern Peloponnese facing the bay of Kalamata. If you have never been to archaeological site, start here. If you have... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We cycled to Ancient Messini and enjoyed the views and scenery a lot. A very interesting and nice place to visit.

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GREECE&CYPRUS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It 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. The fascinating ruins of Ancient Messini lie scattered across a small valley below the pretty village of Mavromati, 25km northwest of Kalamata.... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Ancient Messini is picturesque, is nestled in the mountains of the southern Pelopponese and is one of the most well preserved ancient cities in all of Greece. If going during the summer or early fall, bring a hat, water and loose/light clothing and go in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. Wear trekking shoes or comfortable sneakers.... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Go early in the morning, very hot. Loved the peace and scale of the place, children went free which was great

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The area is full of anciet areas to visit. They are all well signed posted, but make sure you have a decent car to get around.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Just simply breathtaking! My wife and I left the children with their grandparents so that we could explore this amazing sight properly. Such wonderful ruins and the atmosphere makes you find a shady spot to just sit and imagine and drift back in time. Superb visit. Lovely taverna and very clean toilets too.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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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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