Located on the Eurotas River shores, Sparta is an enchanting historical town that birthed in Laconia, in ancient Greece. To unearth the true essence of Sparta, explore the ancient Sparta and its evocative ruins – earliest century-BC ancient theatre, the Byzantine Church of Christ the Saviour, the Sanctuary of Athena Halkioitou and also, don't forget to take in the striking panoramas of the snow-clad Taÿgetos Mountains. Among the other top sights in Sparta are King Leonidas Statue, Museum of the Olive & Greek Olive Oil and the Archaeological Museum. The best restaurants in Sparta are Diethnes, Tsipouradiko and Kápari that mainly serve Mediterranean and Taverna food. For your stay, Sparta has quite a few decent hotels around, such as Hotel Lakonia, Menelaion Hotel-Laconia and Maniatis Hotel.