• Tour code: 7685P13
  • Location: Kalamata, Greece
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Ancient Messene Day Trip from Kalamata

Ancient Messene

Customer Reviews


4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Expensive compared to locally advertised tours, but nevertheless an informative and enjoyable visit. The main part of the tour did not take up a full day as advertised, however.

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