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Archaeological Museum of Messenia

Archaeological Museum of Messenia
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Peter
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Really well thought out museum !! Just two euro entrance which included a small guide book for archaeology in the area . There was a varied display , well documented in English and Greek , well worth a visit
Written 25 September 2023
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Seasider
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Friendly welcome. Lots to see with good information relating the finds to the history. The exhibits are well displayed with Grrek/English signage.Well worth an hour or more. Great to go late in the day on the way to dinner!
Written 25 July 2023
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Lestertheinvestor
Los Angeles, CA2,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
A relatively small museum, but compact and filled with lots of well displayed items. Separated into epochs and going through the whole history of Greece, with a special emphasis on Messenia. Amazingly good artifacts, displayed in a way you can actually see and enjoy them, with easy photography (no flash).
Written 17 May 2023
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Tom H
Halifax, UK199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
There are several displays of unearthed relics of an extinct era and information about the area and it's history, written both in Greek and English.

I am sure I paid €4 to enter (€8 max) so this is a cheap experience with an immersive history lesson thrown in for good measure.

I recommend going here to discover more about Kalamata and the greater Messini. It is very interesting.
Written 21 August 2022
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,847 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We freely parked below the farmer’s market and with some difficulty and assistance walked 500 m south to find the 14th C Church of the Holy Apostles. While it was rebuilt, stone for stone after the 1968 earthquake, this museum was built new in 2009 and now displays artifacts from this province in a modern well marked manner. After paying $5 for 2 seniors, we strolled through finding its tomb relics from the 14th C BC, one of the largest preserved Mycenaean swords, beautifully carved grave stele and scores of 1st C votive figures.
Written 11 April 2022
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avocazoo
120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Quiet and chilled atmosphere specially coming during the heat of an August midday. Small but nice collection, always impressive to see the archaeological findings from the region.
Written 15 August 2021
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,705 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The museum is small and the collection is average. We stopped in Kalamata after visiting Messene to enhance the experience but we wouldn't miss much by skipping it.
Written 19 February 2020
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Seldomseenkid
Hartlepool57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Excellent, well presented artefacts covering centuries of local archaeology. A must visit place when in Kalamata.
Written 14 October 2019
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Ted C
Oak Park, IL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
If you want to move back in time to learn about the people, places, and achievements of the Messinians from 4000 B.C. to the Byzantine period, do not miss this place. After the earthquake in 1986 the central market center was converted to a museum. The layout allows for a quiet and personal journey through multiple pods of information. Each pod you walk into is loaded with artifacts while explaining the changing cultures and influences from specific geographic areas of Messina. I especially enjoyed reading and viewing about the transition of towns mentioned by Homer. This is not a place to see grand sculptures but rather a channel to uncover chronologic layers of living in Messinia.
Written 14 September 2019
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Claudia Țuclea
Bucharest, Romania20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
A single-level museum, near to the Church of St. Apostles. Quite weil organized, a lot of information to read. Numerous ancient artifacts.
Written 10 September 2019
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