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Ancient Messini

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Phone Number: 27240-51046-27240-51201
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Ancient Messinia is an ancient Greek city at the foot of mount Ithoma. What's interesting is that it is a complete city and archaeologists are still unearthing some of its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Ancient Messinia is an ancient Greek city at the foot of mount Ithoma. What's interesting is that it is a complete city and archaeologists are still unearthing some of its artefacts. You have to walk down and back up a hill but is worth the visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Much prefer this to Ancient Olympia. Spectacular ruins in various states of discovery and reconstruction, surrounded by mountains and overlooking sweeping views down the valley. Have been here 5 times, each time only about a dozen visitors, so you get plenty of space and peace to enjoy it. Go early or late on hot days, as its really open and... More 

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Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Messini is fascinating. Lots to see here. Plan to leave time to cover the vast amount of territory encompassed by this ruin. Advisable to go in the morning; not much shade.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As other reviewers detail, this is an excellent attraction to visit. The reason for my review is to clarify some practical info, correct as of 29 August 2015. Opening hours are Monday - Sunday 8:00 - 20:00 between 1 April and 31 October. The sites close as it gets dark during the rest of the year. There are two sites... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had not heard of this site before and were so glad that we decided to visit. There is so much to see and if you go to Kalamata this is a place not to miss. We were very surprised at the size of this site. The trip started at the Arcadian Gate which is said was once the entrance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I liked the warm hospitality and attentive approach from the owner, and I like her kind and warm nature who met all my expectations

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Milltown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I were amazed on how big this ancient site was. He has been visiting Greece for many many years and did not know about this ancient city. We found it on trip advisor and decided to take a trip. It was well worth it.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This site is very large and is still being excavated. Some of the ancient walls are still in existence and you get a feel for the size of the place when you know 10 - 20,000 once lived here. The lion gate is just outside of the main site and from the size of the fallen lintel you can imagine... More 

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Old Windsor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you only take one tour in this part of Greece, make it this one. Take your time, it contains many different elements on a breath taking scale. There are buildings and structures around every corner. As it is a working site, you can chat to the friendly archaeologists who are painstakingly uncovering it. There is a superb amphitheatre and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Unbelievably stunning setting for this extremely interesting site. The Lion gate is amazing and the site so interesting, not to be missed a little down the hill the royal tomb is outstanding. A must visit for the history buff.

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