In the heart of Ancient
Messini, on the western slope of the Ithome
Mountain, lies the village of Mavrommati. It owes its name to the mouth of an
ancient spring- fountain (otherwise known as Clepsydra) and carries with it ancient
legends and traditions of the area. In this same area, you may also visit the
Museum of Ancient Messini and admire a multitude of archaeological findings uncovered
during the many excavations in the archae´logical site of ancient Messini. The
Sanctuary of Artemis Limnatis (Diana of the Lakes) is situated on the northeast
of the village, on a plateau half way to the top of the Ithome Mountain, at the
location known as "Spelouza".
This text is cited April 2003 from the
Municipality of Ithomi tourist pamphlet.