Sparta is the administrative capital of Laconia Prefecture, Greece.
At the decree of King Otto of Greece, the present day city of Sparta was built in 1834 near the site of the original city. With its wide, tree lined boulevards, the city was designed to be a paragon for all Greek towns.
The modern town still reflects this original vision, and is a very pleasant and green city set before a backdrop of lush hills. The city is situated in the valley of Evrotas River to the east of the Taigetos Mount at an altitude of 210m.
Sparta is served by KTEL intercity buses. The is located in the East end of Lycurgus Str
- Athens - Sparta: 9 daytime buses that run for 4 hours
- Kalamata - Sparta: everyday at 09:15 (Except Saturday & Sunday) and 14:30
By car, Sparta is 1 hour away from Kalamata.
Archaeological Museum of Spartaphone: +30 2731 021516address: 71, Osiou Nikonos Str
The Acropolis of SpartaRemains of the temple of Athena Chalkioikos on the top of the Acropolis and a large Byzantine Basilica dated to the 10th century A.D. On the south side of the acropolis lies an ancient theater dated to the early imperial period. It preserves the orchestra and part of the cavea. Excavations carried out by the British Archaeological School of Athens gave evidence of decorated shops that served people attending theatrical performances.
phone: +30 2731 089315address: 129, "Othonos-Amalias" Str.The history of the olive oil production from prehistoric times to the early 20th century.
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- Kalamata, coastal city one hour away by car.