Holidays in Laconia

Laconia info

Laconia, bordering with Arkadia and Messinia is the southern most point of the Peloponnese. Laconia is the prefecture in which the famous towns of Mystras and Sparta are situated. Sparta, the capital of Laconia, was founded in 1836 by settlers who were made homeless after the destruction of Mystras during the War of Independence. Today, modern Sparta shows little connection with the city-state of ancient times that was so dominant during the 6th to 4th centuries BC. Up until the time of Alexander the Great, Sparta and Athens were the two most powerful city-states in all of Greece.The defence of ancient Sparta was thrust upon the legendary courage and belief of it's warriors, and not on fortifications like their Athenian rivals.The Spartans also did not build any monuments or great temples, which is why today, it appears to be simply another town amongst the many scattered all over Greece, though historically, it was one of the most important during ancient times. Mystras, located just to the south-west of Sparta is another site in the Peloponnese that holds significant historical importance, and is visited by many who travel to this region. Mystras, with it's castle and domes and palaces spread out as though it is the setting for a fairy-tale, is a place of immense interest. Apart from the historical towns of Sparta and Mystras, there are several other towns and areas in Laconia which are worth visiting. The tiny bay of Mezapos is one scattered with ruined towers, Monemvasia, Skala and Gythio are amongst others you can visit. To the south is the Mani region, which is very popular with holiday makers. With a vast array of beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, the areas of Kakkala, Gerolimenas and Pyrgos Dirou are destinations that many visitors to the Peloponnese choose to travel to. As well as the beautiful beaches, there are also many sights worth seeing, such as the Diros Caves, where you will be mesmerized by the colourful stalagmites and stalactites. The visit in Laconia gives the traveler a chance to get unforgettable impressions. A gifted place promising an unprecedented holiday experience.

Airtickets to Laconia

Laconia doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Athens or Kalamata airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Laconia by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Laconia

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in several places such as Sparti, Gythio, Monemvasia and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Laconia hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Laconia

In order to reach Laconia without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Athens airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Laconia

If you have time to dedicate to sightseeing in Laconia Greece, you will be glad to discover that this place has a lot to offer in terms of historical and other attractions. Sparta is surrounded by ancient sights and the center of the city is crowned with many neoclassical buildings and monuments. Findings from excavations at the ancient town of Sparta can be seen at the Archaeological Museum of the area. At Amykles is the throne of Apollo, at Vafio lies the Mycenaean tomb where the two world famous golden cups were found and are displayed at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.Do not miss taking a tour around the very well preserved Byzantine town of Mystras with the Archaeological Museum and at the scenic castle-town of Monemvasia, which is of unique beauty. At Gythio you can admire the remains of the ancient town, while at a distance of 10 km towards Areopolis you can see the impressive castle. Last but not least, do take a tour at the renowned Alepotripa and Vlychada caverns at Pyrgos Dirou. You will stand witnesses of a unique natural phenomenon, stunning stalactites and stalagmites, while part of the Vlychada cavern tour takes place in a boat. It is a unique lifetime experience!As attractions in this prefecture are innumerable, make sure you get a map of Laconia to guide you through amazing sightseeing moments and provide you with useful travel information.

Travel tourism information in Laconia

•Sparti (capital)
•Tourist Police:       +30 27310 20492
•Police:                   +30 27310 82229 
•Bus Terminal:       +30 27310 26485
•Hospital:                +30 27310 28671
•Gythio
•Police:                   +30 27330 22271 
•Port Authority:      +30 27330 22262
•Health Center:      +30 27330 22001
•Monemvasia
•Tourist Police:      +30 27320 61210
•Port Authority :     +30 27320 61266
•Municipality:         +30 27320 61222
•Neapoli
•Police:                  +30 27340 22111
•Port Authority :     +30 27340 22228
•Municipality:         +30 27340 24050
•Diros Caves:        +30 27330 52222

Restaurants and nightlife in Laconia

If you want to combine your vacation with night-time entertainment, scrumptious traditional dishes and various cultural events, then Laconia Greece is the top destination for you. It offers vibrant nightlife in charming little bars, there are all-day cafes and restaurants serving various delicacies all around the prefecture, providing visitors with everything they need for carefree and exciting vacations.

Special places of interest in Laconia

The two peninsulas of Laconia, the first flat, the second rocky have one common characteristic: the beautiful seashores, some of them with rocky small bays and secluded havens and others with infinite, sandy beaches. In Monemvasia, recreation by the sea can be enjoyed at the municipal beach to the north, at Pera Kakavos and Pori, and to the south at Agia Paraskevi, Nomia, Agios Stefanos and Xifias. The sea is generous with its gifts along the coastal region of Gythio, from the municipal beach to the sandy beaches of Mavrovouni and Selinitsa where the Careta-Careta turtles always come to lay their eggs. To the south are the hospitable beaches of Vathi, Ageranos, Skoutari, Kalyvia and Paganea, with crystal-clear water.Other very well organized beaches to enjoy your swim, outdoor activities and a delicious meal nearby the sea are the beaches in Neapolis, Archangelos, Vathia, Vlachiotis, Molai, Itilo and many more.