Thursday, June 12, 2008

This Is Sparta!

We drove through Sparta, totally hyped up to see the remnants of the legendary warrior culture.
RRR & Leonidas looking for 298 more Spartans
 As legendary as Sparta is as a culture, they weren't really known for their architectural pursuits. Which is why the present-day ruins of ancient Sparta look kind of like an abandoned camping ground.
This is Sparta!
That over there? That's Sparta, too.

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The Statue of Leonidas is one of the few monuments in Sparta.
Not what you think of when you hear "Greek ruins"


All that is left of Sparta

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But the cliffs/mountains in the area are still legendary. I ended up being the driver on twisting, turning, winding mountain roads that even passed under and through parts of the cliffs. It was a fun, yet white-knuckle, driving experience since there was also head-on traffic!
Check out that incline!
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