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Messini Things to Do

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    by painterdave Written Sep 7, 2011

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    There is an excellent well preserved section of the wall that you must see. It is only 5 minutes from the entrance, and you can see towers without much of a hike and the wall coming down the hill.
    It is remarkable how everything is still standing.
    Good parking
    The last photo shows the intersection where you either go to site on right, or go back to see the wall and towers. Going left was our way out.

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    by painterdave Written Sep 7, 2011

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    For almost an hour we were the only two people at this site. It is a well preserved, less earthquake destruction site, and worth the time it takes to get there. There are many columns still standing, a stadium, two theatres, a treasury and more.
    Restrooms only at the entrance, and the best thing... entrance is free as of August 2011. There is a small museum, but it was closed that day for some unknown reason.
    Make sure you as how to view the ancient wall located down the road. Well worth the photo op.

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    by painterdave Written Sep 7, 2011

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    Hard to believe, but true. We visited many sites in the Pelopennese, Sparta, Corinth, and others which all cost a fee for entrance. But here in the middle of what seems to be nowhere is such a beautiful and well preserved site which costs absolutely nothing to get in.
    The site has had less earthquakes which has added to its more preserved state, and also was not threatened by urban growth over the top, such as buildings on top of Corinth, for instance.
    So the custom of taking money for entrance, is not.

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Messini Warnings and Dangers

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    by painterdave Written Sep 7, 2011

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    The only restrooms are to be found at the entrance of the site.
    There is also water available.
    The site is large, on the side of a not very steep hill. Some physical ability is needed to come back up the hill to the parking lot. The hill is not much of a challenge if you take your time, but the site is large and you will need to go slowly if you are a senior citizen.

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