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Is in the north part of the Prefecture of Laconia and it is its commercial and administrative centre. Being the capital city of the Prefecture of Laconia, it's a modern city with well laid-out streets, built near the riverside of Eurotas river, at the same site as the old city of Sparta. Traces of the Acropolis and theatre (2nd or 1st century B.C.) can be seen, but much of the marble that formed the seats was removed to use of Mystra.
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Situated 5 km northwest of Sparta Mystras makes you feel that time has stopped.

The Byzantine city-state hill was founded in 1249 by the Frankish leader William II de Villeharduin and a reminder of glorious era of power and culture commanding Peloponnese for over two centuries. Its castle fortresses, its churches and palaces maintain their glory and are representative of the Byzantine grandeur and civilization. It was built during the period of the Frankish domination, in 1249 by Villehardouin II, on the top of the eponymous hill.

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Designed by the Danish architect Christiansen Hansen it hosts many unique treasures of the ancient city of Sparta as well as other treasures brought to light by the excavations of Sparta
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Located in the city, this unique award winning private museum, exhibits interesting collections dating back to prehistoric times and showing the contribution of olive and olive oil to economy and everyday life, in all stages of our civilization.( www.piop.gr)
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Housed in a neoclassical building one discovers a permanent collection of oil paintings by western European artists and periodical exhibitions by other renown artists.
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Hiking
The mountains of Mount Taygetus, are heavily forested and provide a large choice of well marked hiking trail. The mountain is a popular hiking destination and is part of the European walking route E4. The view from the top includes most of the Evrotas valley and the Parnon range to the east, while the view towards the west includes Kalamata and the eastern half of Messenia. Most of the south-western part of Arcadia can also be seen from the summit. We can arrange maps, packed lunches or full-blown pick-nicks to ensure a perfect experience.

For organised sightseeing tours, please do not hesitate to contact us (applies to groups of 10-12 ps and over) ( www. synergies.gr)
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Parori

If you find yourselves in the area, do not neglect to visit this quaint little village, built on the slopes of Taygetus qnd enjoy the local speciality of fresh grilled trout under the waterfalls. On the outskirts of the village, about a fifteen minute stroll, is the cave- church of Panagia Langadiotissa .

Trypi

The village of Trypi, built amphitheatrically in the fringes of Taygetos rests on an altitude of 840 m. Today it enumerates 300 residents and it’s main attraction is the big ravine of Kaiadas, that is connected historical with ancient Sparta. One can also admire the Byzantine churches of Saint Theodoros, of the Virgin Mary and the abandoned monastery of Saint John the Precursor.