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Archaeological Sites

Starting from Marathópolis archaeological sites that you can visit.

The palace of famous king of Pylos, Nestor

The palace complex consists of four buildings, including a number of apartments.

  • Visitors to the area can also see the tomb attributed to Nestor and his successor, Thrasymedes, discovered near the palace.
  • The palace of the legendary King of Pylos, Nestor, belongs to this category of the Mycenaean palaces, and indeed is the best preserved of all you have discovered throughout Greece.
  • As well as all the archaeological finds from excavations, exposed in the Chora Museum.

Ancient Messina

The southwestern part of the Peloponnese, near the present village Mavromati in antiquity was the city of Messina, the most important ancient cities of the region with significant historical presence.

  • Ancient Messene was surrounded by a wall of about 9.5 km in length, most of which stands until today. It included two gates, the Arcadian (or gate Megalopolis) and Laconia
  • The layout of the city followed the so-called Hippodameian system, where all the buildings have the same orientation and the space is divided into horizontal and vertical axes.
  • The city got its name from the mythical prodoriki queen of the country, was the daughter of the Argive king Triopas and wife of Laconian Polykaona.

Ancient Olympia

Olympia was the ancient sanctuary dedicated to Zeus, with events introduced every four years in honor of, the notorious Olympic Games.

  • The discovery of the area was in 1766, excavations were initiated much later, in 1829, by the French Scientific Mission to the Peloponnese.
  • The church now survives only in fragments, and some fragments in the Archaeological Museum of Olympia.