Attractions

Top Choice Ruins in Mystras

Mystras

Spread over a steep, verdant mountainside of the Taÿgetos ranges, this former capital of the Byzantine Empire is the single most compelling set of medieval ruins in Greece. A classic fortified city, Mystras is surro…
Top Choice Historic Site in Monemvasia

Kastro – Medieval Village

Almost wholly surrounded by ocean, Monemvasia's fortified medieval village is divided into the lower town, bisected by a main cobbled street lined with souvenir shops and tavernas that leads to the main square, and …
Top Choice Cave in Lakonia

Kastania Cave

The extraordinary Kastania Cave, located at the end of a spectacularly winding 17km route northeast of Neapoli, contains some of the best examples of rare stalactites and stalagmites in Europe, estimated to be aroun…
Top Choice Museum in Sparta

Museum of the Olive & Greek Olive Oil

This beautifully designed museum initiates you into the mysteries of the olive from its initial appearance in the Mediterranean in 60,000 BC to the present day. Learn about its immense importance in millennia of Gre…
Ruins in Sparta

Ancient Sparta

Few buildings are standing that date back to the height of Sparta's greatness. This was when the acropolis and agora made up the religious and administrative centre (8th century BC until the Roman period). Recently,…
Museum in Gythio

Folkloric Museum

It may be compact, but this museum does a wonderful job of bringing to life the past residents of Gythio and the surrounding Mani. Themed rooms exhibit everything from a historic classroom to objects relating to the…
Museum in Sparta

Archaeological Museum

Sparta’s old-style archaeological museum hosts artefacts from Sparta’s illustrious past, many unlabelled and most without any protective covering. Look for the votive sickle of the kind that Spartan boys dedicated t…
Museum in Monemvasia

Monemvasia Archaeological Collection

This small museum housed in a former temple, Agios Andreas (596 AD), displays finds unearthed in the course of old town excavations, such as pottery from Asia Minor, cementing Monemvasia's status as an important tra…
Museum in Gythio

Shadow Theatre Museum

This beautiful little studio-museum-shop is run by personable local artist Giorgos Hassanakos. The small upstairs gallery pays homage to traditional shadow puppets, plus has a range of the artist's own creations, in…
Museum in Lakonia

Archaeological Museum of Neapolis Voion

Unveiled in its new abode in 2016, this impressive collection of artefacts encompasses finds from the peninsula on which Neapoli sits (Malea Peninsula). It masterfully takes the visitor on an ancient coastal route, …