Sector: MUNICIPALITY OF SPARTA
Contact: 83-91 EVANGELISTRIAS , 23100, SPARTA TEL: +30 27310 81866 FAX: +30 27310 26772
Profile: The Municipality of Sparta is located in Peloponnese, Greece. Sparta was one of the most famous city-states of ancient Greece, known in world history for its military strength, discipline and heroism. A number of monuments survive from the different ages of the ancient city of Sparta with most important being the Acropolis & the Roman Theatre, the Tomb of Leonidas and the Sanctuaries of Artemis Orthia, Menelaion and Amyklaion. The history and culture of Sparta is well presented in a series of museums & collections, with the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the Olive & Greek Olive Oil, the Koumantaros Art Gallery, the Manousakeion Museum, the Museum of Modern Sparta and the Camera Museum being the most highlighted. Near the city of Sparta, is the Castle -Town of Mystras, a major Byzantine settlement with a number of Byzantine churches, monasteries, palaces and mansions, which was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989.