Travel Blogs from Sparta
We got the car fixed and drove to Sparta, 61k of steep winding road inland. The road was like nothing I have ever driven on and never want to again. Sparta is not like any other towns we have seen. It has straight wide streets with centre parking it seems more modern than any others. We've driven over a maintain range and it has opened out into a huge flat valley with orange and olive groves. The town is conventional, quite ordinary ...
... we loved it here. Of course I am not going to let this change our plans for today at least and we decide we can get to Mani in the afternoon.
You see I got confirmation of a hotel orally before leaving home, but today the written confirmation has another date which cannot be changed.
Anyway, I am curious to meet the only couple who lives in this village and I plan to walk some of the distance covering a few ...
A Nice tavern, Tasty Food, Stunning surroundings!
We came across "Riviera Polovitsa tavern" which is close to Xirokampi village near Sparta. The village of Polovitsa is picturesque and it is surrounded by greenery and lush vegetation.
The village is picturesque and the tavern is an amazing spot for good local food and Greek cuisine. The cook is Mrs. Sandy ...
... from the
2. Hiking by yourself or with a professional guide.
3. Visit the bridge of the village.
4. Creating your own pebble mosaics in a nearby
5. Visit the famous Byzantine city of Mystras which
is only 20 minutes’ drive.
6. Drop by the nearby winery to taste fine ...
... It is impressive from the moment you enter it.
BULDING: It dates back from 1838 as the owner was telling us and it belonged to the well-known in the area Solomos family –the great Grandfather of today's owner. It is totally constructed in stone and has an intriguing history behind it as a Storage House for keeping silk production, an olive press with a marble oil well (tank). A glass cover just above the former oil storage well is ...
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking