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Ancient Messini

Messini, Greece
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“small museum” (16 reviews)
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Messini, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a visit - more to see than you might first imagine and easy to visualise how it might once have been. Museum at the end of the visit was a bit disappointing

Thank Jo H H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ancient Messini is one of the most condensed archaeological sites i have visited, where the visitor has the chance to experience the various periods of Hellenic history and their evolution through time. It's discovery, excavation and partial restoration of some of the monuments to accommodate...More

2  Thank DrEffieP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really worth a trip, it's such an impressive place. You can really get a feel for the layout of the ancient city and the stadium just blew me away.

Thank mrsmavis
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

What a find!!! Virtually nobody there and undoubtedly one of the highlights of our holiday! Had dinner afterwards in a restaurant overlooking the site. The whole thing was just magical!!

Thank NRJ58
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We went early evening and had the place to ourselves. It is spectacular and ranges over a very large area. Make sure you head downhill to the bottom end of the site or you will miss the most impressive feature, the large arena, which is...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

What a majestic and peaceful way to gaze a real ancient city, away from crowds. I was amused by walking around an ancient city as it was organised 2400 years ago. Unfortunately, the ruins are not as fascinating and famous as the ones in Athens,...More

Thank pstinis
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Brilliant, well worth the money to get in, it's a very big site.only one fault was that they haven't got a cafe as we managed to drink all our supplies . Take loads of water its very hot.

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

An ancient site, well worth your visit. The remains of the old Palace of Nestor dominates the entrance to the site. If you manage to climb the few gigantic steps you will be amazed by the sight below. The ancient amphitheater remains almost intact. The...More

Thank Theano B
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This site is supposed to be one of the best ancient ruins of a city as it has never been built on in later times. However it is extremely exposed in a valley and on the day we went to visit the temperature was 46...More

1  Thank ASpeedie
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

An amazing city, so well preserved. After you tour the ancient city take a left out of the parking lot and go 400m to also see the Gate...an amazing monolith structure with the overhang stone fallen. How did they do it? Ancient Messini is 3sq...More

2  Thank George L
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Roz N
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
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
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