Ancient Messene & Kalamata (full day)
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. Enjoy a tour through the ruins of the Ancient city and capture breathtaking photos of the amphitheater and the stadium. Stay in awe of the fascinating view towards the valley of the Messenians and the imposing mount of Taygetos. Unfold the history of this unique site and listen to your guide's tales about the neighbours of the Messenians, the mighty Spartans.
Be an arqaeologist for a moment, as this is one of the few sites which is still under excavation in 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.