Events & Festivals

The running round in Sparta…

Every summer, the Cultural Summer Festival takes place at the Sainopouleio Amphitheatre. The festival is a series of cultural events including theatrical performances, music concerts and more…

Spartathlon is a historic ultramarathon that takes place in Greece annually in late September. It is one of the most challenging ultra distance races worldwide and it sparks great interest due to its historical background.

Every summer, at the first weekend of August, the municipal unit of Oinountas organizes the Olive and Olive Oil Festival in the village of Sellasia. The festival aims to highlight and promote Lakonian olive oil and olives, and to advocate cultural development in the region.

Every year, the great Mystras Fair takes place from August 27 to September 2. Merchants and vendors from all over Greece gather here to sell their goods.

The annual Chestnut Festival is held during the last days of October in the village of Arna. It is a 3-day festival that features artistic events and a charming open air market.

The Municipality of Sparta is organizing every year on the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople, a series of  religious – sports  and cultural events that take place on the Archaeological Site of Mystras, and at the city of Sparta. These events are a tribute to the last Byzantine Emperor Constantine Palaeologos, Despot of Mystras, whose name and destiny was meant to eternally connect with the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

The Half Marathon Race of Parnonas “TA KARYATEIA” is a mountain endurance race of 20.3 km which takes place at the beginning of summer in Karyes, in memory of benefactor Georgios T. Skiouris, and aims to be added to the calendar of more and more athletes and exercisers every year. Karyes having hospitable people, with vision and passion for amateur sports and an active sports club, the “S.C. Karyatis”, ensure all the guarantees for the success of this athletic meeting.