Private Tour to Ancient Messene
Join me on a half day private tour to Ancient Messene in a luxurious air-conditioned vehicle, with free WiFi on board.
Ancient Messene is one of the most impressive archaeological site in Greece with many buildings surviving at very high altitude and in very good condition.
Ancient Messene benefits from having never been destroyed or covered by later settlements and it is located on an unspoiled inland site. For about 2 hours you can visit not only sanctuaries and public buildings but also imposing fortifications, houses and tombs.
This tour is ideal for travelers coming to Kalamata by cruise ships for few hours.
We start at your hotel / port and in less than an hour we are under the hill of Ithomi where Ancient Messene is located.
During our trip we will be able to enjoy the full trees stunning scenery and learn about all the myths, traditions and secrets that areas will encounter.
Our first stop will be at the source of village Mauromati. We will recount of the legend that reveals the name of the village.
In order to impress you from the beginning, the structures that we will firstly see are the city's fortification wall and the only surviving entrance gate. They are standing there steadfast from 369 BC.
We will wander through the same paths where once Epaminondas stepped, the famous Theban General who founded the city on the ruins of Ancient Ithomi.
Just above the ancient city, the coffee shop of our friend Nikos, will host us for about an hour before entering the main sight. There, we will learn everything about the foundation of the city, its history and the continuously changing of conquers.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your Hotel / Cruise Ship Port.
End location: Your Hotel / Cruise Ship Port.
Duration: 5 hours
The duration is flexible and depends on your starting point (Cruise Ship Port, hotel)
• From Kalamata city: 4hrs
• From port of Monemvasia: 8hrs
• From port of Gytheio: 7hrs
Luxurious Mercedes VITO with free WiFi on board.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 € - Entrance fees (Per person)
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.
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Teleia is extremely knowledgeable. She provided me with an excellent overview of this very ancient city-a beautiful place to visit and would highly recommend her and this tour. Excellent!