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Ancient Messene | Messinian footsteps of antiquity

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5-6 hours

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Specific Tour

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Unlimited

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Overview

Follow us to the ancient Messinian footsteps of antiquity and learn about the most promised new excavated archeological park of Greece !! The ancient city of Messini (Messene) was erected by the Theban general Epaminondas after his victory in the war with Sparti in 371B.C. Messini was built up the... More

Follow us to the ancient Messinian footsteps of antiquity and learn about the most promised new excavated archeological park of Greece !!
The ancient city of Messini (Messene)
was erected by the Theban general Epaminondas after his victory in the war with Sparti in 371B.C. Messini was built up the foothills of the sacred mountain of Ithomi and had temples, houses, public buildings, a stadium and a theatre. Excavations reveal that today’s village of Mavromati is built on the site of the ancient city, whose surrounding walls are considered to be the most impressive remains of military architecture of 4th century B.C..
Most of the area of Ancient Messene contains the ruins of the large classical city-state of Messene refounded by Epaminondas in 369 BC, after the battle of Leuctra and the first Theban invasion of the Peloponnese. Epaminondas invited the return to their native land of all the families that had gone into exile from Messenia during its long struggle with and servitude under the military state of Sparta, now finished as a conquering state. This new Messene, today’s Ancient Messene, was constructed over the ruins of Ithome, an ancient city originally of Achaean Greeks, destroyed previously by the Spartans and abandoned for some time. Currently the substantial ruins are a major historical attraction. Much of it has been archaeologically excavated and partly restored or preserved for study and public viewing, as well as for various events. Ideal tour for ancient history lovers!!

Prices / 2 up to 4 persons

  • 70€/person for minimum 2 participants.
  • 50€/Kid age 4+ for 2 participants

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 60€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 40€/Kid age 4+ for 5 participants

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The archaeological site of Ancient Messene is one of the most impressive Greek sites. Discover all of its secrets with us.
  • Be an arqaeologist for a moment, as this is one of the few sites which is still under excavation in Greece!
  • Soak up the atmosphere of how an old and vibrant city was.

Itinerary

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Summary - Program:
Summary - Program:

Departure from your hotel for the most famous archeological place in Messinia, Ancient Messini. Guiding in the archeological place and at the museum.Messene is a significant ancient city in terms of its size, form, and state of preservation, and still has much to offer. It possesses not only sanctuaries and public buildings, but also imposing fortifications, and houses and tombs. It enjoys, amongst other things, the advantage of never having been destroyed or covered by later settlements, and is located on an unspoiled inland site. Its natural setting combines the grandeur of the mountains of Delphi with the low-lying, riverine tranquillity of Olympia, the dominating bare limestone mass of Ithome, the site of the ancient acropolis, with the low fertile valley around the ancient city.In our guidance you will have the chance to be part of this ancient city by visiting The Theatre,The Agora (market),The Asklepieion,Arsinoe Fountain,The sanctuary of Demeter and the Dioskouroi, The great Doric temple, The Ekklesiasterion, The Fortification Walls, The Laconian Gate, The Arcadian Gate. Free time for lunch or for a refreshment at the village Mavromati. Return to your hotels.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable casual shoes - clothing.
Hat.
Backpack.
Bottle of water.
Sunglasses.
Sunscreen especially during summer period.

Meeting points and departure time:
Meeting points and departure time:

Start point: Nedontos street 79, Kalamata (Next to main square). Departure time 07.30am.

Pick-up points: from all hotels of city of Kalamata.

Final time and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour.

Entry requirements:
Entry requirements:

Basic physical condition.Light walking is nessecery.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.

Important notice:
Important notice:

For any tour, it is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants, our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation Policy:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information:
Covid19 special information:

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus).
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation with late model vehicle.
  • English speaking escort-driver (2-8 persons).
  • Local english speaking guide (from 9-50 persons).
  • VAT.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • English speaking escort-driver (2-8 persons).
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical site and museum.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Why book this tour with us?
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Value
We like to give value for money, often we are cheaper than most group tours. Our Private tours are more flexible, tailored to your needs & better value for money.
I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.)
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking; however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
When do I receive confirmation of my booking?
The confirmation process depends upon the booking conditions. These are explained in the Additional Information field, located on the tour & activity information page. Most tours are confirmed at time of booking; however, others will be advised to you within 12-48 hours. If confirmation or otherwise is not received within 48 hours, please contact us for further assistance.

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