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Address: Sparta 231 00, Greece
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+30 2731 023315

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A very beautiful location overlooking the Taygetos. The road has difficulties to reach and will probably bore you. At the end of the corridor however, the beautiful valley will... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
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Iowa City, Iowa
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The site itself is not very large. There is the Menelaion structure and then a little distance away some old house wall remains. The site is free and there are no guards. The road up to the site is very steep and not ideal for big vehicles. It's quite a climb if you walk.

Thank DalesM921
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This site is dedicated to the memory of Helen and Menelaus and is built on top of a hill overlooking Sparta. It is not so easy to get there by car, as the road is rather steep. There is not a lot to see there except what you can see in the picture.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

I waited for near sunset for a much more dramatic photo. It was work the effort but I have to miss the Roman Theater because you need to walk 1.5 km to this place thru olive orchard up the hill. Felt like real Spartan.

Thank wanzainuzzamanw
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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful location overlooking the Taygetos. The road has difficulties to reach and will probably bore you. At the end of the corridor however, the beautiful valley will compensate you

2 Thank Antouli
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

A superb location with great views of the Lakonia plains & Mount Taygetus. The road up to the ruins is not the best so be very careful when driving up & although you can drive all the way up to the ruins & park there, I personally parked my vehicle a bit further down & walked the last few hundred... More 

2 Thank Peter K
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Now that you braved a scary road it is quite an interesting place to see. It is fun to be able to wander around the site and view of the valley is amazing

Thank Anogia
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

As was described earlier, the turn off is about 3km from Sparta on the road south to Gytheio. There is a sign indicating the turn off and is also marked by a roadside shrine. I would suggest parking at the church and walk the remaining 1km or so unless you have a 4×4 as the road becomes a dirt one... More 

5 Thank smrgeog
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Reviewed 14 January 2015

Its a nice little walk ending on those ancient stones with a great view at mount taygetos! on the road you can find a little chapel and light a candle ;-)

1 Thank Swissdsign
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

This Sanctuary is known from ancient times of geometric period, and was dedicated to Helena of Sparta and Menelaos, her husband. The structure in form of a pyramid we can see now is from Classical Hellenistic times. To get to the site you need to go north out from the city of Sparta, then cross the bridge over Eurotas, and... More 

6 Thank Superkatt
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Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

You really have to stop here if you are visiting Sparta. The view is breathtaking! We parked our car at the main road, but I would advise to drive to the little chapel. From there it is always straight. I uploaded a picture with the coordinates. Don't go to the location of the post it is not there.

7 Thank Kwik S

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