You can't see a lot at this archaeological site, which is located at the one side of the modern city.
The lives of Spartans were organized by the state-city, even by the age of seven. They were trained all the time in both military and athletic abilities, they could live only with a few necessary things... Men were living in barracks until they were sixty.
"Laconism" means the unique way to express dense meanings, similar to the spartan way of life...
Until the time of Alexander the Great, Athens and Sparta were the biggest cities in ancient Greece.
Sparta has been built next to this historical river (82 km), near Taygetos mountain (2.405 m, there are numerous footpaths for hiking).
Nikiforos Vrettakos (1912-1991, a poet who was born in the prefecture of Laconia, in Krokees) has written about Taygetos:
"And a mountain
is a poem
that asks from you to listen to it"...
He was a Spartan king (7th c. BC), more famous for being the lawgiver of Sparta. He exiled himself in many countries to avoid a civil war. When he finally returned back to his city (after asking the oracle in Delphi if his suggestions were right), he legislated in a way to make the Spartans be orderly and hardened.
Plutarch wrote a "Life" of Lycurgus, valuable for its description of spartan ways.
Inside the same museum, on the ground floor, you can see machinery, copies and models of various production techniques.
Also, a small cafe and the museum's shop.