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Destination:
Ancient Messene, Kalamata, Peloponnese
Duration:
Full day
Type of tour:
Private Tours
Theme:
Culinary Experience, Sightseeing
Type of vehicle:
chauffeured private car, coach, mini bus, minivan, taxi

A full day program which will commence by entering the city of Messene through one of the original city gates as ancient travellers did 2300 years ago. The 9-km-long city wall is among the best preserved all over Greece.

Continue the tour in Kalamata, the capital city of Messinia, where you will have the opportunity to stroll around the old town and taste the renowned Kalamata olives or admire their famous silk scarfs. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the beautiful urban landscape and the railway park.

As you walk to the large central square of the capital city, a vibrant pedestrian zone full of cafes and commercial shops will be revealed before your eyes.

 

  • Take your time to admire the Ancient Messenian theatre. After 1700 years of silence, the theatre was reopened last summer with a beautiful opera gala.
  • Discover the town's central shrine and spare a coin for Artemis, the protector of girls.
  • See the very impressive stadium with the breathtaking view over the valley of Messene.
  • Pose on the public Roman toilets while the running water still flows below.
  • See how the young spent their free time carving tic-tac-toe on the steps of the gymnasium.
  • Stroll the alleys of the old town of Kalamata and discover the hidden treasures.
  • Visit to the Byzantine church of the Holy Apostles (built in 1150 AD). There, on March 23 1821, the Greeks rebelled against the Ottoman Turks and the National Revolution of Independence began.
  • Finally the port, which was one of the main gates of the silk export in the Mediterranean medieval times.

 

Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe Mercedes vehicle
  • Professional non-smoking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Information leaflets
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Guided tour by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (upon request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities


Admission

ticket for archaeological site & museum: 12€ per person
reduced ticket for archaeological site & museum: senior citizens with a EU passport
free of charge for archaeological site: students with EU student ID and under 18 years old