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“Go there before it gets fenced off and you get charged an entrance fee”

Acropolis and Ancient Theater
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Small-Group Day Trip to Sparta from Kalamata
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Sparta
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Kalamata
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“Go there before it gets fenced off and you get charged an entrance fee”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Some signs directing you to the ruins amongst the olive groves but no other description of the various ruins. The excavations are in progress though so eventually it will be more organized.

Visited August 2013
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Cheddleton
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“Ancient splendour”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

The acropolis and theatre are atmospheric sites that I visited some years ago. Since then some excavation work has uncovered more of the acropolis and this looks interesting. Unfortunately the theatre seems to have suffered from vandalism and neglect.

Visited May 2013
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“Bummer”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

After tromping on so many preserved theaters and agoras, this one was a bust. The rock had all been harvested centuries ago to build Sparta. What is left is a scoop out of the earth that could have been a theater or a small meteor strike. The acropolis was, as defined, on top of a hill, but there was so little to show that the trip was futile. If you just want to take a stroll in some very nice parks and streets, by all means go. If you want to see an amphitheater there are many others available.

Visited June 2013
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Cheshire
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“Atmospheric ruins of old Sparta”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Completely open site that you can just wander around. Perhaps a few information boards would help to explain what you are seeing but delightful to walk around

Visited April 2013
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“No crowds but plenty of atmosphere”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We visited the site in the middle of the day and had the whole place to ourselves. Although there aren't a lot of rocks left in place it had a great atmosphere and you can imagine the theatre built into the side of the hill. You get a real sense of space. Sit under the trees and image the audience that used to attend the performances. You can see the mountains which surround the city. The new city has been built where the old city was and is clearly visible from the theatre. We walked here from our hotel in the city. We enjoyed this smaller Greek ruin for its simplicity. There is a lot more in the area still to be uncovered but it looks to be on-hold due to the GFC and the lack of funds. Worth a quick visiting you are in the area.

Visited October 2012
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