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The Menelaion

Sparta, Sparta Municipality 23100, Greece
+30 2731 023315
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Loved it!

It is a really interesting monument to see, especially if you're familiar with the stories of... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Margret R
Great site - car window smashed

We were keen to visit this site, having read a lot about it. We followed the road google maps... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Claire S
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Sparta, Sparta Municipality 23100, Greece
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+30 2731 023315
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

It is a really interesting monument to see, especially if you're familiar with the stories of Menelaus and Helen. The view from the top is beautiful as well! And there is not a lot of ppl around so you can really enjoy it; when we...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We were keen to visit this site, having read a lot about it. We followed the road google maps recommended which led us up a very difficult path (from the south) and it is much better to approach from the north via the church. We...More

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Menelaion Middle Helladic findings on the Northern hill and major settlement of the Mycenaean period in the Menelaion.This shrine was built on the hill of Protitis IIias, of the southeast of Sparta, sits in the plain of the River Eurotas. According to the excavations...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

It's obvious when you start looking at at various sites in the peloponnes that the Greeks had an eye for the most beautiful locations and this is one of them we mangaged to drive past the church almost to the top and didn't have a...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Our family of six were staying in Sparta, and drove over to the Menelaion in the evening after the day had cooled down. It was a lovely little trip! The monument is interesting, and don't forget to look for the ruins of an ancient house...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The site itself is not very large. There is the Menelaion structure and then a little distance away some old house wall remains. The site is free and there are no guards. The road up to the site is very steep and not ideal for...More

Thank DalesM921
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This site is dedicated to the memory of Helen and Menelaus and is built on top of a hill overlooking Sparta. It is not so easy to get there by car, as the road is rather steep. There is not a lot to see there...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2016

I waited for near sunset for a much more dramatic photo. It was work the effort but I have to miss the Roman Theater because you need to walk 1.5 km to this place thru olive orchard up the hill. Felt like real Spartan.

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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful location overlooking the Taygetos. The road has difficulties to reach and will probably bore you. At the end of the corridor however, the beautiful valley will compensate you

2  Thank Antouli
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

A superb location with great views of the Lakonia plains & Mount Taygetus. The road up to the ruins is not the best so be very careful when driving up & although you can drive all the way up to the ruins & park there,...More

2  Thank Peter K
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Happy L
17 February 2015|
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Response from Superkatt | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately it is not an amusement park where you can do something fun. This is ancient ruin for those interested in history.
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Happy L
17 February 2015|
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