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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 November 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
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed 2 November 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
Thank pamlou17
Reviewed 28 October 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 22 October 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
Thank Rudy3291
Reviewed 15 October 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
Thank Seadrift
Reviewed 11 October 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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Reviewed 9 October 2018

One of the biggest archeological sites of the region, with very well preserved buildings and colonnades. This site is not less magnificent than the ones in Olimpia or Epidavros but is crowded as they are. Before entering the stadium tou can also find free potable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alessandro M
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We drove from Gialova to Ancient Messene, it took about 1 hour 15 mins in our hire car. It took a little bit of effort and planning but it was well worth it. Reading about it and seeing photos before you go gives an idea,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The concert was amazing and it was a full house the souroundins were just mind blowing. I would go again just to walk around and take it all in again.

Date of experience: August 2018
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miss905
27 August 2018|
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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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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
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18 August 2015|
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Response from Josefin K | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee is 12 euros for adults
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