Archaeological Site Ancient Messene Greece

Ancient Messine

In the southwestern Peloponnese, 30 kilometers from the city of Kalamata, Ancient Messine unfolds. It is one of the most important ancient cities of the region, known from Pausanias’ reports. Ancient Messine was surrounded by a wall, the largest portion of which still survives today. It had also two gates, the Arcadian and the Laconian one. The first of which is maintained in good condition. In this archaeological site, excavations brought to light important monuments, including the Asklepieion, the Theatre, the Temple of Isis and Sarapis, Zeus’ Temple, the Stadium and the Gymnasium. Important findings from Ancient Messine are exhibited in a small museum located on the outskirts of Mauromati village.