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Ancient Messini

Messini, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Thank olga g
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank scaffolder1888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, this is an awesome site. You literally walk on the stones that were last trod 2000 years ago. You can even walk on the well preserved tiled floors. It's a huge site. We were there for an hour and felt we could have spent...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank 600JohnD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Effi G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Mariza G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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

Thank Gasman295
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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

Thank Theinnercook
Reviewed 17 May 2017

• 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

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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.

Thank Robert315
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Roz N
Is there a Guided Tour available at the Ancient Messini site? If so, how much does it cost & how long does it take? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
31 August 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
hello! hoping to visit Ancient Messini soon and seem to be getting conficting info about what days the site is open. do you know if they are shut on a particular day? also rough price please. thanks
19 August 2015|
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Response from Glyn H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure opening days but as previously stated most sites close on Mondays. Nominal entrance approx. 4 euros but they have concessions for students or O.A.P' s Enjoy your visit - wonderful site (don't forget to visit... More
HI Ancient messini Ruins Do you know what the opening times of the site are please? I looked at Google earth and it shows a locked gate! Is there a car park? Any info greatly appreciated thanks Allan
12 May 2015|
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Response from AlanandMarie | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park (its free) but I don't recall much shade so the car may get very hot. The web site cited in the previous response has this informaiton under the museum... Opening hours: Museum: 8:00 - 20:00... More