With the grant from the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation, the restorative works on the western stoa of the Gymnasium in Ancient Messene greatly progressed in 2020 and will continue in 2021.

While adhering to COVID-19 regulations, works on the substructure and the stylobate were completed. At the same time, all the remaining pillars were positioned in the Stoa. New limestone capitals were crafted, as the original ones had been used in lieu of construction materials or in the production of lime. For similar reasons, there are missing or crumbling architraves, the soldering and filling of which will continue during 2021. In the meantime, architectural parts of the stoa were also conserved.