Are There Still Spartans?

Are there any Spartans alive?

Is modern Sparta still in existence in Greece today.

Yes, there is.

It is quite a big town (now called Sparti) and it is built over the ancient city of Sparta.

It is not as big as the other cities like Athens or Thessaloniki, but it still one of the largest in the Peloponnese area..

What is modern day Sparta?

Modern day Sparta, 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, whose Acropolis lies north of the modern city. To the southwest stands Mt. Taygetos.

When did the Spartans die out?

When Sparta defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War, it secured an unrivaled hegemony over southern Greece. Sparta’s supremacy was broken following the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC. It was never able to regain its military supremacy and was finally absorbed by the Achaean League in the 2nd century BC.

What happened to Sparta?

Spartan political independence was put to an end when it was eventually forced into the Achaean League after its defeat in the decisive Laconian War by a coalition of other Greek city-states and Rome and the resultant overthrow of its final king Nabis.