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 sightseeing in Sparti is its 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.
In this section, you can see the best Sparti Sightseeing but also things to do by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
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The Archaeological Museum of Sparti is housed in a Neoclassical building in the centre 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 centre of Sparti and presents the procedure of olive oil making using traditional and modern ways.
Location: 225 km south west of Athens, the capital of Laconia Prefecture
Description: Sparti is a modern town built in the 1830s according to an architectural plan. In fact, it is among the few towns in Greece that have been based on a plan, which is why it has ample squares and wide streets.
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