Archaeological Museum

    Sparti

Archaeological Museum

    Sparti

A Roman Battleship

    Archaeological Museum of Sparti

Archaeological Museum

    Sparti

Archaeological Museum

    Sparti

Archaeological Museum

    Sparti

The Richia Folklore Museum

    Myrtoo Sea

The Richia Folklore Museum

    Myrtoo Sea

The Richia Folklore Museum

    Myrtoo Sea

The Richia Folklore Museum

    Myrtoo Sea

The Richia Folklore Museum

    Myrtoo Sea

Museum of Neolithical Civilisation

    Diros, Laconian Mani

Μουσείο Νεολιθικού Πολιτισμού

    Διρός, Λακωνική Μάνη

Museum of Neolithical Civilisation

    Diros, Laconian Mani

Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

    Sparti

Museums - Collections

 

 

The Archaeological Museum of Sparta

Osiou Nikonos 71, Sparta

27310 28575

Open every day except Monday, 8:30am-3pm

 

Founded in 1875, this neoclassical building consists of seven rooms in which are exhibited findings of the Mycenaean (1600-1100 B.C.), the Geometrical (900-700 B.C.) and the Roman era (9700-480 B.C.). In the first room (anteroom) are exposed uninscribed Roman columns, while in the second one, the visitor can admire findings from the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthian, votive clay masks, burial amphorae in relief, findings from the Sanctuaries of Halkioikou Athinas, Amyklaiou Apollonos and Menalaou.

In the third room distinguishes the head of the statue of Luck of the city as well as the cuirassed galere of the Cape Maleas. Findings of Mycenaean tombs of Pellana are exposed in the fourth room while in the next room there are impressing mosaics of the Roman era such as the decapitation of Medusa (3rd century A.D.).

In the last two rooms a prominent position are occupying the architectural parts of the Temple of Apollon in Amykles, the Laconian reliefs, and of course, the famous Spartian warrior form, also known as Leonidas which was found near the Sanctuary of Halkioikou Athinas.

 

 

Sparta Museum of Ecclesiastical Art 

Lysandrou5, Sparta

27310 26580-1

 

The second floor of the Holy Metropolis of Monemvasia and Sparta houses a museum with various works of ecclesiastical art of 500 years old, including six icons from Russian art from the 17th to the 19th century. The museum holds codes from the Saint Monastery of the Holy Monastery of Agioi Tessarakonta the Great Martyrs and the Holy Monastery of Zerbitsa. A particular reference is given to the collection that includes holy vessels and sacerdotal vestments.

 

 

Museum of Mystra 

Kastropoloteia Mistra, Metropolis, 27310 83377

Tuesday-Sunday 8:30am-3pm

 

The museum was founded in 1950 and is housed in a building of the western aisle of the northern yard of the Metropole. Its collection is enriched with sculptures, murals, ornaments, handwritten codes, parts of female clothes from the tomb in Saint Sophia, icon-stands, parts of architraves iconostasis, marble slabs of the 14th century, miniatures, ceramic objects, coins and buckles.

 

 

Botanical and Geological Museum of Mt Taygetos 

Anavryti, 27310 81866

Free admission

 

Photos of rare plant species that grow in Taygetos, as well as a geological compilation of rocks and fossils are exposed in two of the old school in Anavryti.

 

Museum of Natural History in Pellana

Kastri, 27310 57850

 

It was founded in 1998 and disposes of hundreds exhibits of local avifauna, rocks and coins.

 

 

Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia (27320 61403)

Castle of Monemvasia, Square of Elkomenou Christou

Monday, 12am-9pm

Tuesday-Sunday, 8am-9pm

Free admission

 

Architectural elements from the temple of Saint Sophia (built on the top of the rock in the 12th century), a marble veil of a temple of the 11th century, embossed coat of arms and a large number of exhibits dating from the 6th to the 19th century concerning the daily routine of the residents compose a truly rich collection and form in conjunction with the impressing Frankish castle an impressing whole.

 

 

The Richia Folklore Museum 

Richia, 27320 51121

 

The tradition of the region Richia springs through the collection of the agricultural and livestock tools for which the Georgios and Panagiota Belesi Foundation was awarded from the Academy of Athens in 1990.

 

 

Historical and Ethnological Museum of Mani

Kranai Island, Gythion

27330 22676

1/6-31/10, 9am-9pm

1/11-31/5, 9am-5pm

 

ThetowerofthegeneralTzannetakiGrigorakihoststheexhibition «Travellers in Manifrom the 15thto the 19th century», organised by the Modern Greek Centre of the National Research Foundation. The museum distinguishes for its rich collection of historical relics, maps, manuscripts and art works.

 

 

Pikoulakis Tower Museum 

Areopoli, 27330 29531

Open every day (except Tuesday), 8.30am-3pm

 

The historic and preservable monument-tower, formerly owned by Pikoulakis, hosts a permanent exhibition entitled «Stories of religious faith in Mani», where are presented and interpreted ecclesiastical monuments. Among the exhibits stand out representative sculptures’ samples that record the marble-sculpture development in Mani during the middle Byzantine period, as well as miniature objects coming from the excavations of Nikalos Drandakis in Tigania.

Among the church’s objects stand out the handwritten code (Tetraevaggelo) from the Monastery of Metamoforsi Sotiros Kardamili and the woodcut candelabrum from the Monastery Dekouklou. In the museum’s library the visitors can consult printed and electronic publications while in the multipurpose room are displayed videos concerning the traditional life of Mani.

 

 

Museum of Neolithic Civilisation at Diros

Diros Caves, 27330 52233

 

5.000 years of history are gushing with the most persuading way through the rare findings housed in this important museum in the entry of the cave Alepotripa. Life during the Neolithic period comes into light thanks to the figurines, the stone and bone tools, the earthen pots and many other small objects.

 

 

The Museum of the Olive and the Greek Olive Oil 

Open every day (except Tuesday) 10 am - 6 pm.

Sparti, 27310 89315

 

The Museum of Olive Tree and Greek Olive Oil is a well organized multiplex where the visitor can see the process of oil production, starting from ancient technology until the Byzantine times and early industrial period. Among the exhibits there are fossilized leaves of olive trees, over 50.000 years of age, from Santorin, also scripts written in Grammiki B’ [Linear B’] and many works of art. The museum has been given an award by the Greek Institute of Architecture as one of the best and most sound buildings in the last five years in Greece.