Ancient Messinian footsteps

This city was erected by the Theban general Epaminondas after his victory in the war with Sparti in 371B.C.Messini was built up the foothills of the sacred mountain of Ithomi and had temples , houses, public buildings, a stadium and a theatre.Excavations reveal that today’s village of Mavromati is built on the site of the ancient city, whose surrounding walls are considered to be the most impressive remains of military architecture of 4th century B.C.