The place is unique and not famous yet.The temperature is high so better choose very early hours. For kids is not good, the area is huge and you need about 2 hours to walk it all.
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I have to firstly admit that i had not heard of Ancient Messini before our recent stay in Stoupa but having seen it advertised as a day excursion and then doing some further reading up on it in a guide book i had with me...More
This is well down the Peloponnese. We were staying at Pylos and drove up. These are the most extensive ruins we have seen outside of Ephesus. The stadium and gymnasium are far better preserved and more extensive than anything at Olympia. It's a long walk...More
One of the most revealed ancient site I've ever visited. Samothrace, Delphi and Olympia are the others. You can spend hours wandering around, discovering how these people back in time were living. We didn't want to leave. The archaeologists have done a great job and...More
This is why Greece is well known for. Ancient Greeks used to built extremely good constructions and provide culture . Here is one of the greatest monuments in peloponesse. Ancient theater , ancient homes and many more to see from the ancient times
When we arrived at the site there were about 4 bus loads of children about to leave and another 4 just arriving which made for a noisy half hour or so. Once the children had dispersed themselves around the site mostly unsupervised by the teachers...More
We visited Ancient Messini as part of an organised coach tour; our only regret was that we didn't have longer. It was lovely wandering around the temple , theatre and forums in the late afternoon sun. The stadium and gymnasium are particularly well preserved ,...More
• In a valley near Mavromatis is the ancient city of Messene. It was established in 369 BC, over the site of the previous Ithome, by a Theban general, who freed the Messenians from the Spartans. Prepare yourself for an extended visit, since this very...More
If you happen to be in southern Peleoponnisou it is well worth the effort to see this site. It is spread out over a large area and you really have to be in the mood to walk. It is very well maintained.