Archaeological Museum of Sparta

Archaeological Museum of Sparta

Archaeological Museum of Sparta
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andrew h
Leicester, England, United Kingdom58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
As a archaeologist this is my idea of heaven. This History of Sparti (Sparta), is long and fasinating. With everything from links to the legendry Herakles to Sparti's relationship with what we now know collectively as Greece. There is so much to see and its all layed out so well so you and see and find everything. Well worth a visit.
Written 16 October 2022
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,722 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Spartans had a few friends and many enemies. This may be the reason for their eventual demise and the total destruction of what once was, no doubt, a proud and fierce city. There is practically nothing left of it worth seeing!
Written 13 October 2022
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William S
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The trip to Sparta started at 0830, and our initial destination was the Corinth canal. Thanos and I enjoyed a quick break for snacks, and a history lesson of the ancient and progressive desire to move ships from the Ionian Sea to the Agean Sea. Following Corinth, we arrived at Sparta! The city was tighter than I had expected, but modern and vibrant. A short trip brought us to the location of the ancient Spartan civilization. We were allowed to wander at our leisure, and to see/touch/smell everything until we were content. We marveled at the current excavation site, perhaps evaded some overprotective archeologists (I assure you, we did not encroach on any digs…just a bit out of bounds). Thanos was able to rebuild the ancient kingdom with clear descriptions and discussion about their somewhat isolated location, the surrounding mountains, and he even pointed out the riverbed by which the warrior training (Agoge) was undertaken by all Spartan boys. Then, he provided a one-on-one private tour of the Spartan Museum, with the bust of Leonidas proud and prominent. Following through the historical museum was like wading through millennia of history, and we were completely uninterrupted during our discussions of the prominent players, the family trees filled with power struggles. Thanos’ knowledge and enthusiasm while describing every moment along the way was infectious…years of reading about this history was pale in comparison to the vibrant explanation and description he provided.
Written 7 August 2022
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Erick Ricardo
Paris, France2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
There are some great mosaics and statues but the museum is a bit dated and not as impressive as other archaeological museums.
Written 12 November 2020
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Nigel E
59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A small museum, easy to find in the centre of Sparta.

There's a reasonable collection of statues and friezes, most of which have basic labels. There are also several cabinets with a large variety of small artefacts - disappointingly, not a single one is labelled or described.

On reflection, I wouldn't travel a long distance just to visit this museum but if you're in the area and have 30 minutes to kill it's worth the €2 entrance fee.
Written 22 October 2019
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Jason
Newark, OH7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
My wife is fascinated by Spartan history so this museum was a must-visit. The €2 euro admission was well worth it! Beforehand, we had visited the National Archaeological Museum in Athens and my wife came away very disappointed with their limited collection of Spartan artifacts. However, this museum very much met her expectations. Of course, given her level of interest, she would have liked to have seen more, but the museum itself was great.
Written 26 September 2019
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cazza0347
Lincolnshire, UK75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Worth visiting, only 2 euros . There is quite a few artefact s and some interesting coins which my husband has an interest in .Could be some more information about the masks not sure if that was what they are ,still worth a look around tho...
Written 21 September 2019
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Mark S
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
A compact museum with a fantastic collection of finds from the surrounding area. A stunning collection of mosaics in particular, and the star attraction is a bust of a Spartan warrior. Only €2 to get in - Bargain!
Written 20 August 2019
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ldepmom
Ohio129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Visited today, interesting, items well identified. Precious statue of King Leonidas. Small but worth a visit even for 30-45 Minutes. Glad we stopped by.
Written 17 June 2019
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Madalyn H
Huddersfield, UK1,862 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This is one of many similar museums in Greece. A great range of local artefacts displayed in a non chronological and non thematic manner. Much priceless material
Written 22 March 2019
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