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Ancient Messini

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Address: Messini, Greece
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27240-51046-27240-51201
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If you have 3 days in the peloponesse, see this!

I rank these things in order from best to worst. Day 1) koroni methoni pilos castles day day 2) Nafplio /epidaurus day 3) ancient messini and kalamata day 4) mystras, diros... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mount Pleasant
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rank these things in order from best to worst. Day 1) koroni methoni pilos castles day day 2) Nafplio /epidaurus day 3) ancient messini and kalamata day 4) mystras, diros, kalamata day 5) delphi day 6) athens day 7) olympia. Yes All of those things are better than athens. Not so much the ruins but just that my expectations... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive archeological site, with well preserved ancient theater and even more impressive stadium. Huge site, walking ~3.0 km to explore. Better avoid very hot or very cold days. But you really need to walk all over the place, the stadium is not visible from the entrance. The museum is located 500m. before arriving at the entrance (parking), small but... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Well worth exploring for an hour or so but not as impressive as some of the ruins in Turkey, for example.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Having visited all the major sites in the Peleponnese (plus Delphi) this is simply the best. It just goes on and on, with special mention being made to the stadium. It's a little off the beaten track (we did it en route between Mani and Olympia) but do try to fit it in and you will not be disappointed.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Wow! One of the best ancient sites we have seen in the world. You could easily spend 2-3 hours here but make sure you go in the late afternoon/early evening. It could be very hot during the day. Great tavernas nearby in Messinia.

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Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Ancient Messini is a very important site very well preserved and very big. The remains of this ancient city are at least as extensive as those of more famous sites in Greece. Among others includes a Sanctuary of Asclepius, theatre, villa etc. On the top of the hill, outside of the site, there is a nice cafe-restaurant from where you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Ancient structures to rival all the best European sites. Theatre, Amphitheatre, Villa with mosaic floors. Fabulous trip, Entrance is a little pricey at 12 Euros but well worth it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

If ruins are your thing you have to see this - incredible place. Would recommend at least 2 hours for visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

A lovely drive up from Kalogria via Kalamata to visit ancient Messini and it was well worth it. Not a large number of visitors as it was the end of September and the site is very extensive-you need 2-3 hours to do it justice. The ticket price includes admission to the museum which is back up the hill from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We visited in early September. The route is well sign-posted from Messini (new town). The site is well maintained and excavations/restoration is still ongoing. Would recommend you try to get there early in summer as it does get extremely hot. It costs 12 euros to get in and admittance to the museum is included in this price. This was our... More 

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