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Ancient Messene Day Trip (Small Group) from Kalamata

by Pixida Tours Duration 6h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $98

Explore the ancient city-state of Messene at leisure on a 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.

Depart Kalamata and journey by small group luxurious 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.

Explore the ancient city-state of Messene at leisure on a 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.

Depart Kalamata and journey by small group luxurious 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.

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9:00 AM, Ancient Messene Day Trip (Small Group) in English

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live tour commentary provided in English during transportation.

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per adult
$97.55

Total price is $97.55, taxes included

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Ancient Messene Day Trip (Small Group) from Kalamata

Activity Location

Messene 240 02

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Your accommodation in Kalamata city or the cruise terminal.

    Kalamata 241 00


Highlights

  • Hear stories of Greek myths, legends and traditions.

  • Get inside tips from a local.

  • Flexibility to customize the itinerary to your own needs.

  • Journey back in time throughout Greek history.

  • Enjoy personalized attention.


Inclusions

  • Day trip in a Small Group (Max 8 persons) to Ancient Messene.

  • Wi-Fi on board

  • Live tour commentary provided in English during transportation.

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your accommodation in Kalamata by a luxurious vehicle (Mercedes

  • Local guide.

  • A bottled water for each person.


Exclusions

  • Admissions fees.

  • Meals

  • Licensed guide inside the archeological sites (upon request with extra cost).

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from places outside Kalamata city (upon request with extra cost).


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 years old and younger are complimentary.

  • Please be aware that a moderate amount of walking is involved.

  • Tour group number is restricted to a max 8 persons for better personalized attention.

  • Smoking is not permitted while on board.

  • At least 2 adults are required for this product to take place.