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Archaeological Museum of Messenia

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Archaeological Museum of Messenia

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Ron S wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York4,510 contributions555 helpful votes
The museum is small and the collection is average. We stopped in Kalamata after visiting Messene to enhance the experience but we wouldn't miss much by skipping it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Seldomseenkid wrote a review Oct 2019
Hartlepool66 contributions22 helpful votes
Excellent, well presented artefacts covering centuries of local archaeology. A must visit place when in Kalamata.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ted C wrote a review Sep 2019
Oak Park, Illinois9 contributions6 helpful votes
If you want to move back in time to learn about the people, places, and achievements of the Messinians from 4000 B.C. to the Byzantine period, do not miss this place. After the earthquake in 1986 the central market center was converted to a museum. The layout allows for a quiet and personal journey through multiple pods of information. Each pod you walk into is loaded with artifacts while explaining the changing cultures and influences from specific geographic areas of Messina. I especially enjoyed reading and viewing about the transition of towns mentioned by Homer. This is not a place to see grand sculptures but rather a channel to uncover chronologic layers of living in Messinia.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Claudia Țuclea wrote a review Sep 2019
Bucharest, Romania21 contributions3 helpful votes
A single-level museum, near to the Church of St. Apostles. Quite weil organized, a lot of information to read. Numerous ancient artifacts.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Georgia G wrote a review Aug 2019
Astoria, New York11 contributions4 helpful votes
There was so much to read and take in but it was not overwhelming. They had equal to look at snd to read and some screens with informative videos to view as well. I enjoyed reading the histories of various villages in Messenia region. They had a lot of items on display to match the information. Overall it was a great addition to the other museums we visited in that near vicinity.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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