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Address: East of the Modern Town, Sparta, Greece

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Where Helen and Menelaus use to roam around

I waited for near sunset for a much more dramatic photo. It was work the effort but I have to miss the Roman Theater because you need to walk 1.5 km to this place thru olive... read more

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

I waited for near sunset for a much more dramatic photo. It was work the effort but I have to miss the Roman Theater because you need to walk 1.5 km to this place thru olive orchard up the hill. Felt like real Spartan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful location overlooking the Taygetos. The road has difficulties to reach and will probably bore you. At the end of the corridor however, the beautiful valley will compensate you

1 Thank Antouli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

A superb location with great views of the Lakonia plains & Mount Taygetus. The road up to the ruins is not the best so be very careful when driving up & although you can drive all the way up to the ruins & park there, I personally parked my vehicle a bit further down & walked the last few hundred... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Now that you braved a scary road it is quite an interesting place to see. It is fun to be able to wander around the site and view of the valley is amazing

Thank Anogia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

As was described earlier, the turn off is about 3km from Sparta on the road south to Gytheio. There is a sign indicating the turn off and is also marked by a roadside shrine. I would suggest parking at the church and walk the remaining 1km or so unless you have a 4×4 as the road becomes a dirt one... More 

4 Thank smrgeog
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Its a nice little walk ending on those ancient stones with a great view at mount taygetos! on the road you can find a little chapel and light a candle ;-)

1 Thank Swissdsign
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This Sanctuary is known from ancient times of geometric period, and was dedicated to Helena of Sparta and Menelaos, her husband. The structure in form of a pyramid we can see now is from Classical Hellenistic times. To get to the site you need to go north out from the city of Sparta, then cross the bridge over Eurotas, and... More 

6 Thank Superkatt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

You really have to stop here if you are visiting Sparta. The view is breathtaking! We parked our car at the main road, but I would advise to drive to the little chapel. From there it is always straight. I uploaded a picture with the coordinates. Don't go to the location of the post it is not there.

7 Thank Kwik S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Thanks to @Martha186225 and her clear directions, we managed to find the place. It was a bit more hidden than we expected. The sign was on the other side of the road. We went with the car to the very top, although I wished we walked. It is a dirty, steep and narrow road. You may park at the church... More 

3 Thank DaHu3la
Athens, Greece
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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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