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If you're expecting a commercial site fenced in and managed in the same manner as the ruins in Athens, you're mistaken. The access is open and there are no giudes, there is plenty of boards with the facts and history detailed in the most case...More
Eurotas outside the city is the Spartan sanctuary of Artemis Orthia. The sanctuary was probably established in the 9th century BC, and by about 700 BC a temple had been built within a paved enclosed area. Unfortunately the site is fenced off and most of...More
We tried to visit the site last year but were put off by previous reviews but decided to try again this year which we did we managed to drive down to the site I can confirm this is closed with no information panels to,look at...More
I think in 1990;went to Hellas? Went to the Temple of Artemis Orthia which is an important Ancient Site near Modern Sparta. Have of a video of my first-cousin's daughter;Eleni Kontraroudis reading the inscription,which is in Ancient Greek. A timeless place.
My wife and I had been told by others and read that this place can be a bit sketchy, which I can confirm is the case. As we made our way down the path to the site we were approached by beggars, and otherwise noticed...More
It is a great pity that the site of the Agoge is fenced off, closed and appeared so for some time now. There is no information to assist you so you need to read up on it before going there. There is a sign indicating...More
A must see.. although difficult to get close it is one of better examples of the ancient ruins.
Part of old temple and alter. It is somewhat significant as the initiation ritual of a Spartan boy into manhood was performed here.
This Sanctuary is along with one dedicated to Athena Chalkioikos, one of few remains in the city dated from times of Archaic and Classical Sparta, it was built ca 8 c BC.
If driving car, Sanctuary is easy to find following road-signs, some 200 m...More
I visited this site on my own, which is not far from the road, in the middle of an olive orchard. I felt at once a world away from the busy Spartan street and in another age. Despite the fact that the site was closed...More