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Kastri

COUNTY: Laconia MUNICIPALITY: Sparta

Clouds
12ºC

Population

0 - 100

Distance from nearest city

10-35km

TL;DR

A small village near Sparta, with a Natural History museum and a nearby chapel built on top of the mountain, offering an exceptional view.

The small village is 21 kilometres from Sparta, on an altitude of 531 metres, with about 70 residents. In the village is a Museum of Natural History, housed in the old Elementary School.

In Kastri is a Byzantine church called "metochi", architecturally resembling the Agioi Theodoroi of Mistra. The church was the central church of the village, thought destroyed in 1460 by the Turks. A nunnery sits nearby, dedicated to the Zoodochos Pigi, and on the top of the mountain, on a spot with an exceptional view, sits the chapel of Prodoromos the Baptist.