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Part of the ancient site of Messine, not to miss

Well preserved and very impressive. Surrounded by columns, an ancient well and with a view on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nathan d
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In very good shape, clean and imposing! Go ahead and have a race between your friends or family... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
George M
Kalamata, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well preserved and very impressive. Surrounded by columns, an ancient well and with a view on the mausoleum and surrounding mountains.

Thank nathan d
Reviewed May 17, 2018

In very good shape, clean and imposing! Go ahead and have a race between your friends or family!!! Just amazing!

Thank George M
Reviewed April 19, 2018

The restoration of this stadium is most impressive. An unusual characteristic of this amazing stadium is the gymnasium ruins that surround it. Other gymnasiums, such as at Olympia, are in separate locations.

Thank BillandKathy27
Reviewed September 22, 2017

amazing ruins. a bit of a drive to get there, up in the hills, but worth it. stadium amphitheater, temple ruins. everyone says it is better than olympia without the crowds. costs 12 euros to enter, but it is ok. museum does not have much,...More

Thank travinfo60
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

The site is massive, consisting of the gymnasium, theatre, market place and temple all set against spectacular scenery. For 12 euros, you get access here, as well as the museum. Afterwards you can drive into the village just up the road for some fantastic food....More

1  Thank Coff33guy
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

We had seen Ephesus, The Acropolis, Delphi and Olympia before this but this is the most impressive stadium-gymnasium complex in the Aegean. Ephesus is larger and is packed with temples but we walked downhill from the upper entrance there. The sights here are spread out...More

1  Thank 600JohnD
Reviewed May 30, 2017

One of the most impressive stadia I've been in my life, though I was very young when I visited Olympia ;) I didn't want to leave the place, took thousands of pictures and want to visit it again!

1  Thank Effi G
Reviewed May 16, 2017

The Stadium in Ancient Messenia is so huge and so well preserved, that if it wouldn't be in a hardly approachable remote area, up in the mountainside, probably would outshine Olympia. Still, numerous columns are surrounding the nearly intact Stadium. Walking around you can notice...More

1  Thank stinkwink
Reviewed April 21, 2017

A stadium in perfect condition, with the reconstructed colonnade crowning it. The view from it is fantastic.

Thank levic43
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

This ancient site is hugely impressive. This is very well preserved and is really vastly superior to the stadium at Olympia! There is very good seating at this stadium and surrounding buildings which give a good sense of what the stadium was like in ancient...More

Thank Sus1952
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