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Address: Tripolis Rd | outside Sparta, Sparta 231 00, Greece
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Interesting but nothing much you can see

Unfortunately it is fenced off, so you can see site in a bit disappointed way. Apart from that you go through a bit unsecure area, so do not go alone or during night. The rest is... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
aleksandra s
Belgrade, Serbia

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Unfortunately it is fenced off, so you can see site in a bit disappointed way. Apart from that you go through a bit unsecure area, so do not go alone or during night. The rest is history.

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Plainedge, New York, United States
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I think in 1990;went to Hellas? Went to the Temple of Artemis Orthia which is an important Ancient Site near Modern Sparta. Have of a video of my first-cousin's daughter;Eleni Kontraroudis reading the inscription,which is in Ancient Greek. A timeless place.

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

My wife and I had been told by others and read that this place can be a bit sketchy, which I can confirm is the case. As we made our way down the path to the site we were approached by beggars, and otherwise noticed it was apparent homeless people lived/hung out in the area. My wife felt uncomfortable so... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

It is a great pity that the site of the Agoge is fenced off, closed and appeared so for some time now. There is no information to assist you so you need to read up on it before going there. There is a sign indicating it on the Ton 118 road leading north out of Sparta. It is located in... More 

2 Thank smrgeog
Penetanguishene, Canada
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

A must see.. although difficult to get close it is one of better examples of the ancient ruins. Part of old temple and alter. It is somewhat significant as the initiation ritual of a Spartan boy into manhood was performed here.

Thank Home_Inspection
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Reviewed 8 December 2014

This Sanctuary is along with one dedicated to Athena Chalkioikos, one of few remains in the city dated from times of Archaic and Classical Sparta, it was built ca 8 c BC. If driving car, Sanctuary is easy to find following road-signs, some 200 m from the bridge over Eurotos on the bank of the river. Unfortunately, the Sanctuary is... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

I visited this site on my own, which is not far from the road, in the middle of an olive orchard. I felt at once a world away from the busy Spartan street and in another age. Despite the fact that the site was closed and surrounded by a high mesh fence, the place has tons of atmosphere, and I... More 

3 Thank Laurence B
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

The main ruins at Sparta were great, but the shrine of Artemis Orthia was disappointing simply due to the fact that they are closed to the public and you have to peer through a fence to see it. Coupled with this was the fact that local youths descended and hassled you for cash handouts. Single travellers should beware as it... More 

2 Thank Bryansburn93
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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

The first time a Spartan boy could eat as much as he liked - being flogged the same time. In this place boys became men. The ruins themselves are not anything fabulous but if you are into history and want to see authentic stuff, this is worth visiting. This place tells more than thousand words.

2 Thank Petsku83
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

If you want to see ruins in Sparta you have a very limited chioce. This is the clearest set of ruins. A temple base, an altar and a set of theatre seats set around it. A strange arrangement. It occurs beacuse the Spartan boys were initiated into manhood at this temple and ritual became a spectical (especially popular in latter... More 

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