• Duration: 11 hours
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  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

Enjoy a private one day trip to Mystras & Ancient Sparta from Athens Greece, exploring the famous Ancient Sparta & the byzantine town of Mystras, with the comfort and safety of our chauffeured services. 

An outstanding destination within reach from Athens. Escape the city buzz and visit the tower town of Mysrtas, the Museum of Olive Oil in Sparta, the Memorial of Leonidas in Sparta....

Visit Sparta, founded in the 9th century and developed into the most powerful military city.

Visit the “Valley of Keada”, where it is said that the Spartans threw off the cliff traitors, criminals and perhaps their disabled children.

Stroll through the byzantine town of Mystras, the Upper Town and the Lower Town whose architecture creates a dreamy setting. 

Walk through the medieval churches mansions and palaces of the Byzantine Empire with your mind’s eye visualise Frankish princes and princesses living in palatial mansions

Itinerary

Our driver will meet you at your hotel, at 08:00 hrs, and will depart for Mystras, following the highway to Peloponnese. After about 1 hour drive, we will reach the Corinth Canal, where we will make a short stop for rest and taking pictures. Its iron bridge was the only road entrance to Peloponnese until the new Rio-Antirrio bridge (almost an hour and a half drive to the east) opened in August 2004. Mid-range cruisers and smaller ships still use the narrow canal to cross from the Aegean Sea to the Ionian sea, so that they cut short their long trips.

We continue by arriving to the nearby glory Byzantine town of Mystras. Let yourself be captivated by this destination’s medieval splendor, wander around the castle city in the Upper and the Lower Town, and sense through the silence the city's sheer grandeur: the Palace of the Despots (Anaktora), the Houses of Laskaris and Frangopoulos, the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Dimitrios and the impressive Monasteries of Our Lady Pantánassa, and of Οur Lady Perivleptos. Walk through the medieval churches mansions and palaces of the Byzantine Empire with your mind’s eye visualize Frankish princes and princesses living in palatial mansions; foreign delegations arriving bearing gifts, and peasants, pilgrims or traders filling the bustling streets. A visit to the Archaeological Museum will help you get a deep insight into the rich history of the area which takes the visitor on a journey through time.

The next stop will be in in Sparta to see the Statue of Leonidas, will visit the unique Museum of Olive Oil of Sparta, a great Museum showing the unique history of olive production in Greece visit the unique Museum of Olive Oil of Sparta! We will pass from Taygetus mountain to visit the “Valley of Keada”, famous from mythology period. The ancient Spartans threw off the cliff their disabled children. But there is also another myth saying that the ancient Spartans threw off the cliff people condemned to death, the perjurers, traitors, criminals and prisoners of war.

After a 3-hour drive, using the same highway, we will return to your hotel in Athens.

Pick up locations

What's included

Pick up & Drop off from your hotel in Athens
Private transportation & English speaking driver
Licensed tour guide according to your selection
Bottled water

What's excluded

Entrance fees
Meals / personal expences

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Free of charge / complimentary face masks and hand sanitizers
  • Post Covid 19 Policy on our vehicles Sedan: Maximum of 2 passengers in a sedan car and 4 passengers in a Minivan to secure social distance between tourists. For families with children, no limitations apply. All our tours will be Private tours to secure maximum hygiene. Vehicles will be sanitiazed before every pick-up. Hand sanitizing done before departure and after every major stop during the day. Tourists should wear facemasks. Fresh trash bag will be in every vehicle and waste will be destroyed at the end of every tour.
  • Upon your booking please advise us the pick up place
  • We will pick you up from your hotel or your design point. Also we will meet you at Athens airport with extra charge

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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