Sainopouleio Amphitheatre

Sights of Interest / Culture


The Sainopouleio Amphitheatre is situated within a park of the same name at the 5th km of the National Road Sparta-Kalamata. Every summer, the “Cultural Summer” festival takes place here, featuring a series of cultural events including theatrical performances, concerts and the like. Among many others, Nikiforos Vrettakos and Anna Synodinou have appeared here, as well as major acting troupes such as those from the National Theatre, the Municipal Theatre of Kalamata and Thessaly. Musical performances, to name a few, include the Camerata Friends of Music Orchestra and Manos Hatzidakis, who expressed great admiration for the physical beauty and acoustics of the Amphitheatre. The Sainopouleio Amphitheatre boasts an orchestra with a diameter of 16m and a seating capacity of at least 1500. Auxiliary facilities such as dressing rooms and toilets are available and maintained to meet modern quality standards. The Amphitheatre is blessed with Mount Taygetos as a natural backdrop, and during night events, the illuminated castle city of Mystras gives its own performance. Access by car is easy as there is a 15-acre parking lot available; in addition, an organized network offers free transportation to spectators from all over Lakonia.



Phone: +30 27310 82470, +30 27310 28878

Amphitheatre Phone (on the evenings of days with scheduled events): +30 27310 26261, +30 27310 28007