Koumantarios Gallery of Sparta
An annexe of the National Art Gallery, the quaint Koumantarios art gallery holds a permanent collection of around 40 paintings on a...
Museum of the Olive & Greek Olive Oil
This stunningly designed museum shows and tells you everything you could want to know about olives. The high-quality explanations in...
A wander around ancient Sparta’s meagre ruins bears testimony to the accuracy of Thucydides’ prophecy in The Histories : ‘If the city of...
A refreshing change to Sparta's tired taverna scene, this clean, friendly spot does some great Mediterranean dishes – lovely salads,...
cnr Lykourgou & Agiou Nikonos · interesting places nearby
Archaeological Museum information
Sparta’s old-style archaeological museum sits in a beautiful park setting with a fountain and an orange grove. Its artefacts are from Sparta’s illustrious past, including votive sickles that Spartan boys dedicated to Artemis Orthia, heads and torsos of various deities, a statue thought to be the great King Leonidas, and masks and grave stelae. Mosaics from Hellenistic and Roman Sparta are also on show.