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Joni T.

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My paternal grandfather is from Vassara near Sparta in the Peloponnese. I've never been there but would love to go. Does anyone have any input on where to stay, what to do in the area? I have no living relatives there that I know of, but I certainly would love to explore that area of Greece.
 

efhernandez_

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I've never been to Vassara but I did a bit of research and it seems like such a cool place. There aren't any attractions I can find on google but It seems like hiking is pretty popular in the area, sorry I couldn't be of more help!
 

Joni T.

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I've never been to Vassara but I did a bit of research and it seems like such a cool place. There aren't any attractions I can find on google but It seems like hiking is pretty popular in the area, sorry I couldn't be of more help!
Thanks for your input.
 

KRex

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When we travel to see family in Sparti we stayed in Mystras. They have beautiful hotels there. 40 min drive to beaches from Sparti.
 

toniiv

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When we travel to see family in Sparti we stayed in Mystras. They have beautiful hotels there. 40 min drive to beaches from Sparti.
My cousin visited Mystras and she said that it was so beautiful, I believe it's a UNESCO world heritage site!!
 

Jjackson

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My paternal grandfather is from Vassara near Sparta in the Peloponnese. I've never been there but would love to go. Does anyone have any input on where to stay, what to do in the area? I have no living relatives there that I know of, but I certainly would love to explore that area of Greece.
Peloponnese area is amazing! If you get a chance to visit the Stoupa and Agois Nikolas area, it’s such a beautiful drive along the coast and north fat from Sparta. Have a great time!
 
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nadellii

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Peloponnese area is amazing! If you get a chance to visit the Stoupa and Agois Nikolas area, it’s such a beautiful drive along the coast and north fat from Sparta. Have a great time!
I love Stoupa! It's right by the water which makes it a perfect place to visit for lunch and a beach day
 

Joni T.

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I've never been to Vassara but I did a bit of research and it seems like such a cool place. There aren't any attractions I can find on google but It seems like hiking is pretty popular in the area, sorry I couldn't be of more help
Thanks. My purpose in going there would be to go into the church and check the likes of Baptismal records, if there is such a thing, and to just look around to get a flavor of it...from that location I'd want to explore other places near Sparta...
 
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Joni T.

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I love Stoupa! It's right by the water which makes it a perfect place to visit for lunch and a beach day
I love Stoupa! It's right by the water which makes it a perfect place to visit for lunch and a beach day
Wow. I'm getting multiple votes to go/stay in Stoupa if I explore that area. I know someone in our church stays in Stoupa overlooking the water when he visits cousins in his nearby horio.
 
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Joni T.

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When we travel to see family in Sparti we stayed in Mystras. They have beautiful hotels there. 40 min drive to beaches from Sparti.
Hmm...I'll have to research staying in Mystras with staying in Stoupa. Both sound lovely.
 
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nadellii

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Thanks. My purpose in going there would be to go into the church and check the likes of Baptismal records, if there is such a thing, and to just look around to get a flavor of it...from that location I'd want to explore other places near Sparta...
Good luck! I went on a huge search all around my family's villages in search of wedding records when I was trying to put together our family tree. Thankfully I found what I was looking for.
 

Joni T.

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Good luck! I went on a huge search all around my family's villages in search of wedding records when I was trying to put together our family tree. Thankfully I found what I was looking for.
Did you actually have distant relatives to direct you around? I know of no living relative in Vassara. However, would you believe there's a Vassara Society in Boston that I became a member of? Interestingly enough, all of its members have roots in Vassara...many have heard of my ancestral name "Anastosopoulos" so who knows. I regret not having asked my grandparents questions when they were alive. Who would have thought in my retirement I'd be all into this!
 

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