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The Menelaion

Sparta, Sparta Municipality 23100, Greece
+30 2731 023315
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Crazy Drive Up

The Menelaion Middle Helladic findings on the Northern hill and major settlement of the Mycenaean... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Fabulous location

It's obvious when you start looking at at various sites in the peloponnes that the Greeks had an... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
David L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Sparta, Sparta Municipality 23100, Greece
+30 2731 023315

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Reviewed 17 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

Thank MuhammadDudha
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

1  Thank David L
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

Thank 4_kids_on_the_loose
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
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

Thank danielL9958VU
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.

Thank wanzainuzzamanw
Reviewed 15 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
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
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Now that you braved a scary road it is quite an interesting place to see. It is fun to be able to wander around the site and view of the valley is amazing

Thank Anogia
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

As was described earlier, the turn off is about 3km from Sparta on the road south to Gytheio. There is a sign indicating the turn off and is also marked by a roadside shrine. I would suggest parking at the church and walk the remaining...More

5  Thank smrgeog
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Happy L
18 February 2015|
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.
Happy L
18 February 2015|
Response from Happy L |
name 5 things to do in Menelaion