Discover Sparta / Excursions


Visit the world-renowned Byzantine castle of Mystras. You can drive there or walk about an hour along the marked path that begins at Lycurgus Avenue in Sparta. (Unfortunately, this path is temporarily inaccessible.)  In addition to the castle and the Byzantine museum, visitors can stroll in the gardens surrounding the Sainopouleio Amphitheater.  Noteworthy excursions also include visits to present-day Mystras and its surrounding mountain villages including Pikoulianika and Tripi (home of the Kaiadas Cave), as well as low-land villages including Parori and Agios Ioannis, with excellent traditional taverns.