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The Menelaion

East of the Modern Town, Sparta, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 7 attractions in Sparta
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jun 25, 2014
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Athens, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Just 3 kms outside Sparta, cross the Eurotas Bridge heading for Geraki, and keep your eyes peeled for the sign pointing to a dirt track on your left. Most people grumble'There's not much to see in Sparta', well, not if you're seeking Leonidas the hero of Thermopylae. But the Menelaion has Mycenaeon connections, and there's more to it than the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

You need a good guide book - firstly to give you clear instructions on how to get there and secondly to decode what you are seeing at the site. Having carried several volumes on the walk up to the site I can say without hesitation that Greece by Mee & Spawforth was by far the most illuminating. If you arrive... More

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Sparta, Greece
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

This is one of worlds most astounding places. You look over the ancient Evrotas valley and Sparta and see the majestic peaks of the Taygetos mountains.

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Pressbaum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

There are two impressing monuments at this place, a bronze age palace and a classical/hellenistic shrine. Both are well preserved.

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