Ancient Messene, a city with major archaeological importance, is located a few kilometers away from Kalamata. The entire city is very well preserved offering a great experience to the visitors. While the excavations are still going on, there are many magnificent sights you can visit such as the famous city walls, the old theater, the “agora”, the old stadium and gymnasium and so many more. Ancient Messene has a great privilege of having preserved its natural beauty as there is no interference from houses having built close to the sights. Do not miss the small museum where you can see a big collection of ancient findings. You should also visit Mauromati, a small picturesque town very close to Ancient Messene.