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Arcadian Gate

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The gates to grandure

Just by looking at these gates only prepares you of what to expect from the city they protected... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
AngelosS16
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Athens, Greece
Amazing section of wall

Amazing to see such a small but intact section of the wall which once surrounded the city. Such... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
AussieTravellers555
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Torquay, Australia
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It is located to the north of the archeological site at the merging point of the roads to the villages Petralona Mavrommati Neochori and Zermpisia
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

Just by looking at these gates only prepares you of what to expect from the city they protected. . . wealth and power.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see such a small but intact section of the wall which once surrounded the city. Such large stones used in such a mountainous environment. An engineering marvel.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

An impressive structure which was once one of the entrances to the fortified city of Ancient Messini. You actually drive through it to get to the entrance of the site.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

This is at the entrance to Ancient Messini and part of the ancient circuit wall and you must get up and close to marvel at the size of the stones and wonder how such large pieces were moved into position without today's modern machinery

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Not something to stop by but quite an absurd sight to just ride through an ancient gate. Next to the archeological site and on your way to your next stop.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

The Arcadian Gate was fascinating to see -- but just as impressive was the ancient circuit wall, part of which we walked atop. Glad we got to see both.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

You drive your car right through this site! Huge tipped over lintel. After seeing ancient Messini, go here then you can catch the roads to the Arkadian villages.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

You're driving along towards ancient Messini climbing a hill when with little warning you find this gate and adjacent walls and there is parking close by. Apart from the collapsed gate you can walk up the hill and see the wall stretching for I suppose...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

this is just a shor way from the ancient city ruins you can see the wall from there. go to it with car you can walk also giant walls made of giant stones, and the entry protal tower is still used for car traffic!!! truly...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Nice sight - but it took criminals only a few seconds to smash our rental car window and rob our belongings! Be careful in this region and don't leave stuff in your car! Local tourist agents tried to keep us from spreading the info as...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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