Worth visiting

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  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of Sparta to see up close exhibits covering the period from the Neolithic to the late Roman times! Get to know findings of the most important prehistoric sites in Laconia, sculptures from the Archaic to the Roman times, from various areas of the prefecture, as well as findings from excavations, the most important of which being the remains of Roman mosaic floors from Sparta.
  • Visit the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil to learn the history of olive and olive oil from ancient times until today, and the development of oil press technology in Greece from the Byzantine period and until the first half of the 20th century.
  • “Koumantários” Art Gallery: admire oil paintings of prominent European artists of the 16th to the 20th century (information: tel. 27310-81557).
  • Museum of Modern Sparta: Created in order to record and safeguard everything related to the city and to offer invaluable information to each new generation of Spartans , including facts about how this Laconian capital city was established in antiquity and ultimately developed into a modern urban center of the Peloponnese. The exhibition starts with reports on the Society of Friends, the Revolution of 1821 and families of Mystras who later will be among the first settlers of Sparta. It continues with the Order of Otto for the construction of the city in 1834 and proceeds selectively presenting the greatest stations of the urban, residential, social and cultural development of Sparta and items will be added in future.
  • The Manousakeio Museum of urban and folk life: The museum’s theme is  ”Urban and Folk Life in Sparta in the 20th century ” and meets all modern museological standards. The exhibits include furniture, costumes, embroidery, glassware and many photographs of this era. A significant exhibit is the Ottoman banner that was brought from Lesvos in 1912 after the liberation of the island from the Ottomans, by the Spartan Major Alexandros Manoussakis (donor’s uncle).
  • Sainopouleio Amphitheatre: At the Sainopouleio Amphitheatre, located on the 5th km of the National Road Sparta-Kalamata, within a park of the same name, the “Cultural Summer” festival takes place with interesting events such as plays, concerts and other similar happenings. A series of parallel events (classical music, ecology, theatrical games, exhibitions) is also organized at the amphitheatre and at the surrounding park as well.Since its foundation in 1988 to this day, every summer the theatre’s orchestra hosts important cultural events. The biggest arts organizations of our country but also significant ones from abroad have appeared here, as well as big names in theatre and music.Examples include the National Theater, the National Opera, the National Theater of Northern Greece, the Cyprus Theatre Organization, the Kamerata – Friends of Music Orchestra of Athens Concert Hall featuring soloist Leonidas Kavakos, the National Ballet of Odessa Opera House, the Athens State Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colours, ERT National Symphony Orchestra, etc. Also, Anna Synodinou, Lydia Koniordou, Marios Frangoulis, Alkistis Protopsalti and many others.

Resources – Information:

www.visitgreece.gr

www.exploresparta.gr