Ancient Messene, Messini

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  • Terrible excavations that have come to the surface in recent years! the summer made nice concerts and worth a visit, especially when the sun goes down, why do particularly heat
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  • Fantastic arena and a wonderful sense of history from the site. The best ruins we visited in the peloponnese.  more »
  • An amazing historical site, very much off the radar of the main tourist attractions in Greece. The site is huge, very hands on, in beatiful surroundings. Not much tourist infrastructure around. We cam...  more »
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  • I arrived on Sunday 25th March - Greek independence day, internet said "times may vary". I was prepared to wait for shortened opening hours. However the attendant informed us, and 4 other people at the same time, that Ancient Messene was closed for the holiday. This seemed strange because he was not on holiday. And people who had travelled a long distance were disappointed. We were able to walk around the fence and see a little of this wonderful place from the outside, and from the town at the top of the hill. We were lucky to find, by chance, the Arcadian Gate, in the ancient city wall. It would have been nice for the other disappointed visitors if the attendant had directed them there. A magnificent place to visit - I wish we had been allowed inside to see it more closely.
  • Parking was available and toilets as well. On specific days the entrance is free. The ruins are well preserved, and the site is a must-see for anyone looking for old greek history.
  • Lovely and cosy place. There is an ancientry spirit and mystery soaring all around.
  • Wow! We went expecting some signs of mosaics and a few stubs of columns. In fact the site is massive with the most awe-inspiring architecture. The stadium/gymnasium was for me the biggest reward - you really could imagine it full of people with the local big-wig sat in command of proceedings on his thronal chair! Well worth a visit.
  • Of all archeological sites seen in Greece, this is #1. A good look takes about 2-3 hours at least. In summertime best in the early morning or late afternoon. There is little shade on this large site. In winter the best time is from noon with some sun. Must see!

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