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“Not much to see”

Archaeological Museum of Sparta
Ranked #6 of 13 things to do in Sparta
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

This museum is very small and there is not much to see. However, the items to show are interesting. A visit doesn't cost a lot of time.

Thank JerryGythio
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Museum has many archaeological findings from the Lakonia area and a statue called "Leonidas" which was created in 480 b.C. in memory of the Spartan general who fell with all his 300 men fighting the Persians in Thermopylae in that year.

3  Thank Anthony N
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

If you are interested in artifacts belonging to the Spartans then this museum has some real gems, but you should come armed with a good guidebook (The Blue Guide and The Oxford Archaelogical Guide are both good) if you wish to understand what you are seeing. It is a small museum, but the entrance fee is small to match. For my family it gave us a happy hours entertainment.

3  Thank MestaChios
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

A very small museum set in beautiful and tranquil gardens in the middle of Sparta. Some good mosaics and the famous bust of Leonides.

Thank VicLondon
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

It is a small building of course, albeit in a pleasant garden space in the middle of town. Information on the nature and purpose of some of the exhibits is lacking as others have pointed out. But some of what could be identified through references from guide books to the various archaeological sites enabled us to get some sort of understanding of a society which has been much described but too little explained.

In this way I think the museum does have something to contribute to a visit to Sparta though as an adjunct rather than as a prime object. The reality of the so-called Leonidas bust is just as strange as its photographs.

This museum will not shatter any preconceptions but your visit will be the more enjoyable for any knowledge and expertise that you yourself are able to bring.

2  Thank 674IanM
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