Ancient Messini is located 30 km away from Kalamata, in the western foothills of Mountain Ithomi near the village Mavrommati, and it lies over a large area being one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Ancient Messini is excavated and  gradually revealed since the time of the Revolution and because of its size, but also of its importance, it gives great information about the glorious past. It is a rare archaeological site, where the visitor is impressed by viewing temples, houses, walls and public buildings, preserved in both high altitude and good condition.