Sparta ( Greece Peloponnese ) is located 213 km from Athens and it is the capital of the prefecture of Lakonia, lies on the eastern foothills of Mount Taygetos in the Evrotas River Valley. The city has been built upon the site of ancient Sparta.
The lush, fertile plain surrounding Sparti is home to olive and citrus groves, thickets of mulberry and other trees. To the southwest stands Mount Taygetos with its towering peaks and wild beauty. To the east of the city stands the Parnonas mountain range, which is forested predominantly with Greek fir trees and other pines.