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Ancient Sanctuary of Messa

The Temple of Messa was built in the 4th Century BC and dedicated to the Gods Zeus, Dionysus and Hera. Later, in early Christian times a Byzantine church was built within the temple and the remnants can still be seen. History aside, this is one of the most beautiful and well kept archaeological sites you will find on Lesvos, or anywhere in Greece, in a quiet rural setting among farms and trees and flowers. To find it, if you are coming from Mytilini it is on your right just as you come down from the pine forest and reach the plains of Kaloni. If you are coming from Molyvos it is just past the turn off to Ancient Phyra, but on the left. The site is open every day from 8:30am to 15:00 and closed on Mondays. It is also free.

Ancient Messa, Lesvos

Ancient Mesa, Lesvos

Ancient Messa, Byzantine Church

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