From Kalamata: Small Group, Half-Day to Ancient Messene

From Kalamata: Small Group, Half-Day to Ancient Messene

Product ID: 64828

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Key Details
Duration
6 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide
English, Greek, Italian

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel or the port in Kalamata possible on request.

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What You'll Do
  • Explore Ancient Messene at leisure on a half-day small group tour
  • Hear stories of Greek myths, legends and traditions
  • Step back in time at the archaeological excavations of a Greek city-state
Overview
Explore the ancient city-state of Messene at leisure on a half-day trip from Kalamata. Learn the legends behind the city's foundations and hear a story about the upbringing of Zeus. Admire the impressive city walls and the only surviving gate from 369 BC.
What to Expect
Depart Kalamata and journey by small group vehicle to Ancient Messene on Ithomi Hill. Sit back and relax on the journey and take in the stunning scenery. Learn about the myths and traditions of the region en route to the site.

Arrive at Messene in less than 1 hour, stopping first at the village of Mavrommati to recount a legend of the Ancient Greeks related to Zeus. Stop for an hour in the traditional coffee shop of Ithomi Taverna and learn all about the foundation of the city and the changing history of its rulers before you enter the site.

Enter through the Arcadian Gate and admire the splendor of the city-state. Try to imagine how it felt to be a Messenian warrior going into battle. Be amazed by the imposing fortifications of the city wall, and see the only surviving entrance gate, built in 369 BC. Follow the same paths walked by Epaminondas, the famous general from Ancient Thiva who founded Ancient Messene on the ruins of Ancient Ithomi after it was sacked by the Spartans.

Once you have finished exploring at leisure, return to the gate where your guide will be waiting to answer all your questions. 
What's Included
  • Transfer by vehicle
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop off
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees (€12)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Licensed guide (on request at extra cost)
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Pixida Tours Office, Vironos 143 and Navarinou Street, Kalamata. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour

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Product ID: 64828