Excursions & day trips
Messene, one of the best-preserved cities from ancient Greece, needs to be on your radar while in Kalamata. The archaeological site of ancient Messene is unique in that it wasn't destroyed, so your attention will be torn between all the things to see as you wander around. Star attractions include the stadium and a theatre that held 10,000. There are sanctuaries, temples, houses, baths and dining halls to see, and new additions are being uncovered every year, including a temple complete with mosaics. There'll also be a photo stop at the Arcadian Gate before free time to explore.
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours