Although Sparti is mostly famous for its ancient history, the beautiful nature around the town is also worth to visit. There you will find peaceful villages that still keep the traditional way of rural life, away from mass tourism and modern lifestyle.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
Guide to 5 villages
Discover our guide to 5 Sparti villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Sparti. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
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.
Location: 29 km south east of Sparti
Description: In the ancient times, it was famous for its mines, whose stones were used to decorate vases and public baths. Today, Krokees is a small town with traditional architecture.
Location: 15 km north of Sparti
Description: This is a traditional, mountainous village that bases its economy in olive oil production. A popular festival is held there every August to celebrate this high quality production.