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The history of modern Sparti tells enough why imposing and extensive remains lack: when in the 19th century king Otto von Bayern ordered the inhabitants of nearby Mystràs to move to the newly founded city in the Evròtas valley, most of the ruins scattered in...More
Having studied Greek ancient history, a visit to Ancient Sparta was a must. Located only a 5 minute drive from the modern town, it contains only a little of what must have been a great place. Entry was free and there is plenty of parking....More
Great to walk around at leisure with noone walking into you or poking you with selfie sticks.
It was a hot day but there are some trees.
There are 2 entries. We came in from the back.
Allow at least 30...More
You shouldn't miss going to Ancient Sparti. It is just a few minutes walk from the city center, it is free, and it should take you about 1-1:30h to walk the whole place. Don't miss the Ancient Theater.
The place is not that big! I saw everything there is to see slowly walking around taking dozens of photographs took me less than a couple of hours. You can actually walk around the whole circumference of the ruins in about 20 minutes . There...More
This area is currently under construction but looks as though they are very busy making it quite grand. As it is now we really enjoyed it in it's wild and natural state. We enjoyed crawling around the ruins around the amphitheater, using our imagination as...More
Spartans were not into building monuments, and cultural sites so what little is left over is here. Mostly bunch of rocks and hard to tell what it once had been. Still with lot of imagination, perhaps this site could be interesting