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Ancient Messini

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Address: Messini, Greece
Phone Number: 27240-51046-27240-51201
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Magnificent Messini

A bit off the beaten track, you get to walk on and among the ancient ruins. Situated in a lovely area, it is worth a visit if you are travelling around the Peloponese.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A bit off the beaten track, you get to walk on and among the ancient ruins. Situated in a lovely area, it is worth a visit if you are travelling around the Peloponese.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on an excursion to Ancient Messini. An amazing historical archaeological feature which hasn't yet been cordoned off to prevent that up close experience. A great trip for early evening when it's not too hot. Our trip included an evening meal at the local tapas restaurant whose outdoor space overlooked the impressive ruins. Brilliant trip which provided some impressive... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great that you can get so close to the ruins and no one stopping you taking photos. If you can go while you still can before the authorities need to preserve the site and limit access to the public.

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Thank Lyn L
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place. Too much to take in one visit. A must visit in the area if history is your thing. Museum (included in site entry fee) is small but charming.

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Thank aderut
England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short, well signposted drive from Messini, on the Kalamata to Pylos road. The admission fee is 12 Euro which also includes admission to the nearby museum. The site is large and good footwear is recommended as the surface is very uneven. Be prepared to spend a good few hours on site. There are no facilities other than WC's at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ruins of ancient Messene are wonderfully unexpected in their extent, level of reconstruction and uniqueness. More extensive than ancient Olympia and the setting is spectacular at the foot of mount Ithome. The stadium-gymnasium complex is unique and well worth a visit to this incredible archaeological site.

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Thank Shane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site was almost empty when we visited and the place was peaceful. the colonnades are amazing and give you some sense of the grandeur of the site. Because so much on the site is intact or has been staged it was easy to make sense of the what you were seeing. It gave me a better understanding of Delphi,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site was high up in the mountains, the setting was beautiful. Well worth visiting to soak up some Ancient Greek experience. Site big to explore and worth the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a morning we spent walking around the ruins, you must visit this place incredible,impressive. Cost is 12 euros but this gets you in the site and the small museum. I would recommend not warring flip flops as it's very hilly. The guy on the entrance was really friendly and gave us a English guide book for the site. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with a lot of these ancient sites be prepared for little shade from the sun, so bring water and umbrellas to protect you! There is a fair bit of walking around to be done, and don't give yourself only an hour to get around, it needs a good few hours, but it's well worth it. The vast scale of... More 

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