Thanks. This is helpful. I will be there around mid September. Don't worry, I may shout "This is Sparta" when I am there but I also have my holiday reading: Herodotus, the father of History (or Lies depending on who you talk to.)
.. Maybe then you will like to visit thermopylae and have
a bath in the natural thermal baths that are in the area..
Instead of "this is sparta" i would prefer if you shouted:
Ὦ ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε
κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι.
O xein', angellein Lakedaimoniois hoti têde
keimetha tois keinôn rhêmasi peithomenoi
Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by
that here, obedient to their law, we lie.
Also you will find Herodotus very interesting to read
although many information maybe hard for many to believe
it is though out reading and your perception (of sense and understanding) that you should create your own opinion.
Others may say a lot.. some maybe true and some..not.
have a nice trip and if you what any more info dont hesitate to ask