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    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.

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    On the southern side of Peloponnese, there is the modern town of Sparti in Greece, constructed on the location of Ancient Sparta. This town is found on the way to popular places, like Monemvasia, Elafonissos and Gythio.

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    Have a look in our travel guide about Sparti holidays and see the most interesting villages and sights to visit in the region. Also check our photos and maps to get a better understanding of the location.

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    Sparti ancient site

    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.

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    Hotels in Sparti

    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.

    Highlights in Sparti

    Exhibits from Museum of Sparti
    The small but interesting Archaeological Museum of Sparti hosts exhibits from excavations at the ancient town, the sanctuary of Apollo in Amykles and other sites in the region.
    Museum of Olive Oil Production in Sparti
    The Museum of Olive Oil Production is a thematic museum strongly connected to the local tradition, as Sparti produces some of the highest quality olive oil productions in Greece.
    The Byzantine Castle of Mystras
    In short drive from Sparti is the famous Byzantine Castle of Mystras with the numerous churches. From the top of this castle you get amazing view to the valley of Sparti.

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