Located on the south eastern side of Peloponnese, Sparti is a small town with famous history. Ancient Sparta was mostly a military city-state. The inhabitants believed that their only purpose in life was to become strong soldiers and protect their homeland even with their lives. A Spartan should be strong in body, healthy in mind and brave in character. They believed that the bravest death was the death in the battlefield. The site of Ancient Sparta is located close to the modern city center, one of the few Greek towns built with an architectural urban space. Tourism is limited in Sparti Greece and most visitors are passing by on their trip to other regions of Laconia.
On the southern side of Peloponnese, there is the modern town of Sparti in Greece, constructed next to the location of Ancient Sparta. There is an interesting story regarding the modern foundation of this town. After ancient Sparta declined in the Roman times, another urban center was gradually formatted in the close location of Mystras and this center largely developed in the Byzantine times. However, after the liberation of Greece from the Ottomans, king Otto of Greece ordered in the 1830s the foundation of new Sparta to honor the ancient glory of the place. This new town was the first town in Greece to be constructed on an architectural plan. This town is found on the way to popular places, like Monemvasia, Elafonissos and Gythio.
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Sparti Greece is a small town on the south eastern side of Peloponnese, in mailand Greece. Famous for its legendary history, Sparta was a military centered society, closed by mountainous boundaries from the rest of Greece. The remains of the ancient town can be seen in close distance from the city centre. In the Byzantine times, the town of Sparti was neglected by the castle town of Mystras.
However, after the Independence, King Otto of Greece ordered the reconstruction of Sparti and in fact this is among the few Greek towns built according to an architectural plan. Sparti is on the way to popular places of Laconia, including Monemvasia, Gythio and Elafonissos. This is why holidays in Sparti can be combined with visits to many beautiful Greek destinations and various things to do.
Sparti is a small town not very developed in tourism, thefore accommodation is limited. Some large hotels are found in the town center, as well as few smaller hotels and apartments. Countryside accommodation can also be found in small mountainous villages surrounding Sparti Greece. These villages are found on the slopes of Mount Taygetos and offer great view to the nature.