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Short trip to Sparti, Greece

 
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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 1st of April, 2009

Well known city from the greek history. One of the biggest competitors of Athens, also in a military sense.
The modern city is like most of the other greek cities with a middle size. There're some nice posibilities for bars and restaurants, but typically for tourists. It is worth a short trip, at least because of the history of the city and the stories you may have heard, but it's not what you would expect to see in the great Sparti.

And spot, you should visit there is the medieval city of Mistra, that I found very beautiful, the rest is just the average.

 

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When the Romans took over Chalkida, the city had once again gained some mercantile affluence. In the 6th century, Chalkida was used as a fortress to defend central Greece from some northern aggressors. Venetian rulers occupied the place starting in the year 1209 and it was handed over to the Ottoman rule in 1470. In 1688, Chalkida was successful in the defense against Venetian aggressions on the city. Chalkida History – Modern Era A remarkable turn in Chalkida History happened when it was named chief capital of Euboea in 1899. In 1904, the city was able to develop its trade with overseas cities and towns because of the construction of... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Sparti

Break at Nafplion - Dec 13, 2006, by Wazling
The City itself isn't really nice, a typical tourist town. It has got a fort from the 17th century that's nice to watch and take photos. If you want to relax at the beach you have got some nice beach sections here, with the amazing... Read more »

Patrai is a nice Greek town - Apr 6, 2009, by Wazling
Patra is a big harbour city. You havent got much in the city besides one beach, adjacent to the industrial harbour. When we got in the taxi, telling him to drive us to the beach, we didnt know it, he drove us to the so called 'Rion beach'.... Read more »

Short visit in Tripolis - Dec 16, 2006, by Wazling
If you don't have a car, you should really check public traffic schedules, otherwise you're stuck in the middle of nowhere, like I was! Tripolis is not really special, there are a few shops fort ourists and soem restaurants, but nothing you... Read more »

Visiting the icon workshop of Kalambaka - Jun 17, 2009, by angel
On our way to the Meteoras we stopped in this little town, Kalambaka. Here is an icon workshop. After we entered this building we saw on the walls many icons, masks and little statues as well. When everybody was in, a lady showed us how an... Read more »

A trip to the Ancient Argos - Apr 6, 2009, by Wazling
If you're interested in ancient greek history, you should visit the ancient city of Argos. The city got it's name after the giant who had a thousand eyes and watched over the treasures of the gods. There are beautiful ruins, places for... Read more »

 
 

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