Sparti is a lovely town famous all over the world for its ancient history. Today, Sparti is a small but modern town. Although tourism is not much developed there, it attracts many visitors due to its history and its closeness to beautiful destinations of Peloponnese. The most interesting sites in Sparti are the two museums, both found in the city center: the Archaeological Museum that hosts excavations from the ancient town of Sparta, and the Museum of Olive Oil that narrates the tradition of olive oil pressing, as Sparti is a region rich in quality oil production. In close distance from Sparti is the Byzantine Castle of Mystras, one of the strongest towns of the Byzantine Empire in the Medieval era.
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The Archaeological Museum of Sparti is housed in a Neoclassical building in the center of the town and exhibits findings from ancient Sparta, the temple of Apollo Amykleos and other excavations all over Laconia.
The Museum of Olive Tree and Olive Oil is the only museum of this kind in Greece. It is located in the center of Sparti and presents the procedure of olive oil making using traditional and modern ways.
Church of Prophet Elias
In the archaeological site of Apollo Amykleos, there is also the chapel of Prophet Elias with frescoes from the 13th century and constructed using materials from the ancient temple.