Ancient Messini
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Jacko V
Belgium160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This site is the best we have seen in Greece , and actually further.. Large site, hidden gems behind the small hills, beautiful arena, temple complexes, pillar galleries, one can imagine how this site has been in Ancient Greece times. The buildings and complexes really make this possible.

One can spend easily 3 hours there. We were early and enjoyed the site nearly only by ourselves (April). Site closes at 15h30.
Entry fee is 10 euro for an adult, EU children are free.
Written April 6, 2022
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Ali
London, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This must be the best-restored and most beautiful ancient site in Greece. We hired a car for the day from Kalamata and drove - about 45 minutes - and saw it between 7 and 8pm, when the temperature was perfect and the light stunning. We had it pretty much to ourselves as there were hardly any other visitors at that time.
You gradually walk down a hillside from the old temples to the stadium, which opens out over the valley towards the sea. The green hills and rural setting make it incredibly beautiful.
Written August 16, 2020
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Spiderdog
Cheshire, UK7,858 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is an amazing site as you are looking at a complete city that covers a vast area.
So much to see and marvel at including one of the largest theatres of the ancient world,impressive mosaics and an almost complete stadium.
There is still ongoing work and restoration taking place so more treasures to be discovered each year.
The museum is on the road above the site and there is also the gate in the city walls which you can drive through on one approach to the site.
Allow plenty of time as there really is so much to see here.
Written October 11, 2020
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Karina R
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
A delightful surprise to discover and a fascinating look at an ancient city that is very well preserved. Loads of mosaics, engravings and restored buildings and theatres that help you visualize history.
This place is better than the ruins I’ve seen anywhere else in Greece so far. There are so many to see and the signage is excellent.
Written May 18, 2021
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Hayley T
Swindon, UK45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Great site to visit. Less touristy than Olympia but enjoyed it much more. Cost was €10 per adult and €5 for children. Couldn't see anywhere to buy drinks so make sure you take plenty of water as not much shade.
Written June 3, 2022
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Lestertheinvestor
Los Angeles, CA2,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is an enormous complex with many interesting structures to visit, including amphitheater, stadium, Asklepion, and many other buildings used in the city. Don't forget the museum before you enter (same ticket) as it is where all of the statues and finds are housed to protect them. Amazingly good condition with lots of restoration already completed. You can walk nearly anywhere, which is awesome!
Written May 17, 2023
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HoodedBanoonigan
Braeside, Australia176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Do yourself a favour: get yourself a guide and visit this place. Absolutely my favourite ancient site in Greece. It provides a vivid insight into life in ancient Messenia as the old city is so well preserved and is so closely connected to its surrounding geography, which is particularly useful for young children that might otherwise struggle to imagine how the Ancient Greek cities were laid out. A must see for those interested in the rise and fall of the Spartans.
Written June 24, 2023
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Mihai-Lucian Pașca
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Both the ruins and the museums we’re open until 8 p.m. (we’ve visited on 1st of May)
People under 25 had free entrance.
English translations are available for each informational piece along the route.
Would revisit once ongoing excavation works are complete.
Written May 2, 2024
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yiabi
Athens, Greece130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I cannot stress this enough: do not leave Messini without visiting the archaelogical place of Ancient Messini. It is a true gem! The site is quite large so make sure you plan ahead in terms of how much time you aim to spend there. I promise you, it won't dissapoint! We didn't have the time to visit the museum (it's the same ticket for the site & the museum) but we will be going back for sure to visit both.
One of the best well-preserved archaelogical sites I have ever been to.
Written August 22, 2022
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Jo B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Such a beautiful place but check the opening times. It closed earlier than we expected. If you are into ancient ruins these are very extensive and evocative of a time past. They are uncovering more and more too it seems. If you can go early or later in the day the fewer people the more atmospheric the site I'd guess. There is also a lovely taverna overlooking in the village above. Can highly recommend the souvlaki.
Written October 18, 2022
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