Ancient Messene Day Trip from Kalamata

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Ancient Messene Day Trip from Kalamata

A significant ancient city in terms of its size, form, and state of preservation and still has much to offer.

We will pick you up from your hotel, preferably in the morning and in less than an hour we will be in Ithomi hill where Ancient Messene is located.

During our trip, we will adjust our tour to your wishes and needs. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery and learn about the myths, traditions and secrets of the area.

Our first stop will be at the source of village Mauromati. We will recount of the legend that reveals the name of the village: a myth that reaches back to the years of ancient Greeks’ mythology and is related to the upbringing of Zeus.

You will be amazed by the structures of the city’s fortification wall and the only surviving entrance gate to the ancient city. They are standing there since 369 BC. We will enter through the Arcadian Gate and can admire its splendour and try to imagine how it felt to be a Messenian warrior going to battle.

We will walk through the same paths where once stepped Epaminondas, the famous General from Ancient Thiva, who founded the city of Ancient Messene on the ruins of Ancient Ithomi. Ruins that were the result of the Spartans’ invasion.

Just above the ancient city, Nikos’ traditional coffee shop, will host us for about an hour before entering the main site. There, you will learn everything about the foundation of the city, its history and the continuously changing history of its rulers.

We will take you to the entrance and let you walk around at your convenience, as long as you need within the ancient city. When you will finish, we will be waiting right there with cool water and ready to answer all your questions. The small Archaeological Museum which will be our next stop and will amaze you!

After all these battles and wars, if you're hungry, we can enjoy together traditional flavours of the region and continue discussing a little more about your experience. If you are a fan of the sea, we can immediately return to your hotel so you can enjoy your afternoon swim in the sea!

This experience will be unforgettable! We are waiting for you to take you back in time!

Duration: 6 hours



  • Enjoy personalized attention.
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences.
  • Journey back in time throughout Greek history.
  • Family friendly.
  • Get inside tips from a local.


  • Public Liability Insurance.
  • Pick up service from all hotels in Kalamata.
  • Driver / Tour leader.
  • A bottle of water for each person.
  • All taxes (24%).


  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals.
  • Gratuities (optional).
  • Licensed guide in the archaeological sites (upon request and availability with extra cost 150 - 250€ / tour depending on the period, availability, archaeological site and language.)


Additional information

  • Smoking is not permitted while on board.
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • The language of the tour is Greek and English. Other languages can be provided at an extra charge

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