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All reviews archaeological site small museum kalamata information boards large area two hours amazing site walk around awe inspiring ancient history well worth the trip off the beaten track three hours worth the detour bring water huge site take your time
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Ancient Messini was really a big surprise. This place is not advertised so much in the Lonely Planet or other Guides, but is really the most conserved and good shaped ancient Greek place I've ever seen. Three amphitheater, vast Sanctuary of Asclepius and the impressive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

Amazing, unique, super well organized full of alive images. Ancient mesini is a place that you can visit often because the excavation never stops. You have to go. But take with you a bottle of water and an umbrella.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

A massive city bigger even than ancient Athens(!) displaying all it's grandure for what Messini used to be full of wealth and power enough as to oppose the mighty Sparta.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

This was one of our favorite historical ruin sites in Greece. We made the trip over from our base in Kalamta and it was an easy drive. The ancient site is magnificent with lots to see and explore. It’s a big area so wear sneakers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This is well worth the detour to get here, you will be humbled by the magnificence of this huge site, the quality of the stadium and gymnasium with the backdrop will take your breath away, enjoy!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect really, and almost didn't go in not wanting to pay €12 but kids got in free. So glad I did! Being a skinflint I would of missed one of the best archeological sites in Greece, better than the acropolis, takes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We had to rent a car for the day to get here from Pylas, but it was well worth the effort. One of the best archaeological sites we saw in the Peloponnese.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ChristopherS3836
Reviewed October 22, 2018

These ruins are not as popular as some, but quite worthy of a visit. The grounds are easy to walk and one can touch, walk on and really see the ruins. There is a large theater and an impressive stadium. Excavations are ongoing. After visiting,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We have been back again this year - last year was as part of an organised group and we simply didn’t have enough time to really explore absorb and just be. To walk around in the ancient ruins which are still being excavated, gave a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Went on a trip with Climbup tours whilst we were staying at the Buca Neilson resort. Our guide George was fantastic, really knowledgable. Site is on 4 levels, a bit of walking, but lots to see. Best of all you can walk round everything and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 27, 2018|
Response from GreeceGuideEfi | Reviewed this property |
KTEL LOCAL BUSES Kalamata – Ancient Messini (not on the weekends) Hour Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 09:00 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ 14:00... More
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August 31, 2016|
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Response from milkyshafe | Reviewed this property |
Hi when we went there dos not seem to be a guided tour, at the entrance where you pay for entry they have very detailed guid book for the site and this give you a route to walk with all the relevant details. It may be worth... More
August 18, 2015|
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Response from Josefin K | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee is 12 euros for adults
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