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Acropolis and Ancient Theater

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Address: North End of Sparta, Sparta 191 00, Greece
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Private Day Trip to Sparta from Kalamata

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Worth a visit especially as it is free!

Quite spread out but worthwhile. Good views across to Sparta and the mountains. Evocative of ancient times but ruins leave much to the imagination. Information boards around the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
Lin D
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Royston, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We travelled to visit the site and was very disappointed that it's not cared for at all out of all the places visited this was by far the worst and what should be the best preserved we love history and although very little survives of this area more of an effort should be made to preserve what they have

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Try not go go during the middle of the day because it gets hot. Sparta does not have much around it because the Spartans did not build to much. My suggestion would be to go to Minstras and skip the theater because if you dont speak and read the language it will be hard to maneuver.

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west sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

well worth a visit free as well so an added bonus, easy to,walk around and good information on boards about each section. I'm a history fan so was great for me. Was very hot in June.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I give this a five based on peace and quiet. You are surrounded by olive orchards and it's beautiful. While the ruins are not as grand as others that is because Alexander the Great destroyed them and Sparta during his conquests. Worth a visit of you are looking to get out of the main town of Sparta and wonder in... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Quite spread out but worthwhile. Good views across to Sparta and the mountains. Evocative of ancient times but ruins leave much to the imagination. Information boards around the site.

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Batam, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Sparta was a tourist city for the Romans. They just love to watch Spartan gladiator at this site. I took this picture from the top of the hill and could not go down because it was near sunset. I need to walk 1.5 km to downtown Sparti across unlit olive orchard.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

For all the fame, the place does not evoke the hair raising recognition that other sights in Greece do. Even so, here is the evidence of a wholly war-like culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is hard to find.Look for a sign that says Ancient Archaelogical site.Its up a narrow road and becomes a paved road up to and through the gate.Its free to enter and it follows a circular route so go straight up when you enter and you come round anti-clockwise back to the entry.There are signs at every site with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

There are not much left of old Sparta, but it's absolutely worth to visit what is still to be seen. The Site was under upgrading when we visited in March 2016. The Site is in the outskirts of modern Sparta.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

I took this walk solo. The walk is really for those who appreciate histroy and location, of actually being there. There isn't much left above ground, except really the old theatre. I sat in the threatre to try and get an idea of what things may have been like. There are diggings that show what the city was like. You... More 

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