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Acropolis and Ancient Theater

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Address: north end of Sparta, Sparta, Greece
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I would have expected more from such an important site but it's not been given the attention it merits. It's free to get access and there are a few ruins, the remains of the smith... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2016
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Quebec, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our way back to Athens we made a detour to Sparta looking for more ancient history. There really was no parking, we drove right up to the gate and parked close to the fence. No one was there in the booth so we got in for free, not sure if this is the case all year round? It had... More 

Thank Meghan R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Coming here from Athens, You could expect a few ruins & nothing interesting... But the surprise is just at Your fingertips: the Akropolis & the ancient theatre are really amazing!

Thank Davide T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I would have expected more from such an important site but it's not been given the attention it merits. It's free to get access and there are a few ruins, the remains of the smith eater being the best.

Thank moose065
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank David L
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank AbdallaM1
west sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank milkyshafe
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Lin D
Batam, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank wanzainuzzamanw
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank MissPriss234

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