Laconia and Sparta - the power of yore.    Price € 95      

Sparta ... Surely, even the most distant from the stories people have heard this name and can vaguely imagine the power of the ancient city-state, immortalized in a variety of sources - from myths and legends to Hollywood movies. Today, Sparta - a major commercial and cultural and economic center of Laconia nome, located in the south of the Peloponnese. In the vicinity of the ruins of ancient Sparta - fragments of the Acropolis and Temple of Athena, a huge theater, other churches, as well as the sanctuary of Artemis, where the young Spartans were a test of endurance and stamina. The city itself is built Archaeological Museum, which presents artifacts found in ancient ruins. Intrigue gives tours visiting the very rock from which aggressive and relentless in his conviction Spartans dropped sick and weak babies, implementing a program of selection for the mighty and strong policy.

Not far from Sparta, on a picturesque hill located another attraction Laconia - medieval town of Mystras, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The city was founded in the 13th century and well preserved, being nowadays an open air museum. Monumental gate leads through the maze of narrow streets, to the magnificent palaces, and temples, the dome that creates an ensemble of precious ornaments mascot of the ancient city. On the territory of Mystras is one of the revered shrines in the Christian world - Metropolitan monastery dedicated to St. Demetrius. There was crowned last Byzantine emperor Constantine IX. Strolling through the streets of Mistra, you can plunge into the world of the Middle Ages and imagine how people lived, loved and hated by the inhabitants of this great city ...

In the south of Laconia, in the arms of the coast original Mani, hiding another secret Peloponnese - Deere Cave with its underground lakes, considered the most beautiful cave in the world. The vast space of this natural attraction opens guests only a few of its secrets - the tourist route length of slightly less than two kilometers, surmounted by boat. Also there is a small section for a walking tour. Stalactites and stalagmites Deere fascinate their bizarre shapes and cause a feeling of unreality, the impressions of which will long remain in your memory. The main thing - do not touch these natural wonders, as the microclimate of the cave does not tolerate even the smallest intervention ...

So, Laconia. Another area of ​​the Peloponnese, storing natural and manmade mysteries, to unveil the fact that we feel and understand a little bit, what an exciting time and what a beautiful, harmonious world we live in ...