Step back nearly 2,500 years in time on a fascinating 3-hour trip to Messene from Kalamata. Travel to this stunningly preserved, UNESCO-listed archaeological site nestled into a lush green valley north of Kalamata, and enjoy a guided tour of the ruins of this once-important Greco-Roman city. See the near-intact theater, one of the biggest in the ancient world; stroll around the stadium and agora; and inspect the remnants of temples, tombs, walls and gates as your guide shares tales of the city’s origins and history.
3-hour trip to ancient Messene from Kalamata
Visit the UNESCO-protected ruins of Greco-Roman Messene, founded in the 4th century BC
Explore the well-preserved ruins including the theater, temples and fortifications
See the Roman stadium and imagine the gladiators who fought to the death in the arena
Learn about Messene’s history and the lives of its long-ago residents