©

Sparta trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Sparta

Trip Planner Europe  /  Greece  /  Peloponnese  /  Laconia Region  /  Sparta
Sparta or Lacedaemon was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece, situated on the banks of the Eurotas River in Laconia, in south-eastern Peloponnese. Around 650 BC, it rose to become the dominant military land-power in ancient Greece.Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the overall leader of the combined Greek forces during the Greco-Persian Wars. Between 431 and 404 BC, Sparta was the principal enemy of Athens during the Peloponnesian War, from which it emerged victorious, though at great cost of lives lost. Sparta's defeat by Thebes in the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC ended Sparta's prominent role in Greece. However, it maintained its political independence until the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC. It then underwent a long period of decline, especially in the Middle Ages, when many Spartans moved to live in Mystras. Modern Sparta is the capital of the Greek regional unit of Laconia and a center for the processing of goods such as citrus and olives.Sparta was unique in ancient Greece for its social system and constitution, which completely focused on military training and excellence. Its inhabitants were classified as Spartiates (Spartan citizens, who enjoyed full rights), mothakes (non-Spartan free men raised as Spartans), perioikoi (freedmen), and helots (state-owned serfs, enslaved non-Spartan local population). Spartiates underwent the rigorous agoge training and education regimen, and Spartan phalanges were widely considered to be among the best in battle. Spartan women enjoyed considerably more rights and equality to men than elsewhere in the classical world.
When using our Greece travel route builder site to make an itinerary online, Sparta holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Sparta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Sparta

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Sparta

16 days in Peloponnese BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sparta BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Peloponnese BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Sparta BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Sparta BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Sparta BY A USER FROM INDIA November, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 28 days in Greece SEE PLAN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans