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  • 10 -11 Hours
  • Private Tour
  • Wifi Available
Sparta Tour Details

On our Sparta tour, you visit one of the most important Greek city-states and homeland of famous General Leonidas and his fierce 300 soldiers.

Take the opportunity to be amazed by visiting the unique Byzantine Castle and UNESCO site of Mystras and have a full experience of the 2,500 years history of Greece.

Departure & Return Location

Your Hotel, Athens Airport , Piraeus Port

Meeting Time

10 Minutes Before Event Time

Price Includes

  • All transportation in destination location
  • Car Wifi
  • Toll Fees
  • Baby seat,Booster (upon request)
  • Free Chilled Mineral Water

Price Excludes

  • Licensed Guide Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Admission fees into archaeological sites, museums
  • Gratuities

Useful Information

  • Good to have: Sunscreen, T-Shirt, hat, comfortable, non-slippery footwear
  • Baby boosters & child-seats available at no extra cost
  • Most travellers can participate, no health restrictions
What to Expect

At your Sparta Tour, you will meet your professional English speaking driver at pick up from your residence with one of our luxury cars and set off for a majestic tour in the Peloponnese area. 

The first stop is at Corinth Canal. The Canal cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. Nowadays it has little economic importance and is mainly a tourist attraction. Free Entrance. 

 

Continue your trip and arrive at the modern city Sparta, built in the exact spot where ancient Sparta was.

Pay tribute to the Tomb of Leonidas, or Leonidion, a 5th century BC monument, where according to tradition the remains of Leonidas have been buried.

Walk at the Archaeological Site with the Spartan Acropolis where you will admire the Late Roman Wall surrounding the hill of the citadel, the Agora,  the temple of Athena, one of the largest Roman theatres, a 10th century A.D. Basilica and the dedicated museum.

The view from the top of the Acropolis with the city of Sparta on the left and the imposing Mt Taygetos on the right is astounding. Entrance to the Site is free, the Entrance to Sparta Museum is 2 euro per person.

Right after, get amazed by Mystras, a UNESCO listed site, an astonishingly well-preserved medieval town, built in 1209 AC.

Mystras is perched on the slope of Taygetos,  5 km from the city of Sparta.

A labyrinth of stone streets leads to beautiful Byzantine churches, impressive fortifications with the citadel, the Byzantine palaces, mansions, churches and monasteries all influenced by splendid Constantinople’s architecture.

Your tour in Mystras will start right on top of the Geoffrey of Villehardouin Castle with a stunning view. The entrance to Mystras is 12 euro per person.

Later, your private driver will transport you to Pikoulianika village, a hidden, off the touristic track destination, with its many small streams and high-quality food, where you will enjoy traditional gourmet Greek cuisine with fresh, local ingredients (not included in price).

The next stop is the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil where you will see rare fossil olive leaves, 50,000-60,000 years old, and get inspired by the culture, history and technology of the Greek olive oil and soap production through the centuries. The entrance fee is 4 euro per person and on Tuesdays, the museum is closed.

After a full of memorable and beautiful experiences day, with your camera loaded with photo – memories of the unique places you visited, your driver will take you safely back to Athens in the relaxing luxury of our brand new Mercedes and Audi vehicles. 

  • Professional English Speaking Drivers
  • High Quality Mercedes Benz Vehicles
  • Possibility to change the tour route according to the customer needs
  • Quality Premier Transport Service
Sparta Tour Itinerary

7:30 amPick up and start of your adventure (time flexible)

Luxury-Mercedes_vehiclesWe pick you up at the Port or Airport or your Hotel, Airbnb in Athens at 7:30 am

Corinth Canal or Isthmos

Corinth Canal
Corinth Canal

A bit more than an hour later we arrive at Corinth Canal, drilled between 1880 to 1893, separating the mainland from the Peloponnese but also connecting the Ionian sea to the Aegean sea.

The idea of a canal first occurred In 600 BC by Periander, who built a ship railway, where small boats could be carried on wheeled cradles running in grooves. Today, the Canal has steep limestone walls about 300 feet from the water level to the top of the Canal but is only 70 feet wide at sea level. 

Sparta Ancient Site and General Leonidas

An hour and a half later we reach modern Sparta, in the Lakonia region.
We will visit Leonidas Statue, Leonidas Tomb, the  Archaeological Site and Museum.

Castle Citadel of Mystras

Around 12.00 pm we reach the medieval fortress town of Mystras built after the Fourth Crusade, in 1204 by the Frankish knights and hence became the Principality of Achaea under the reigning family of the Villehardouins.

In 1259 was conquered by Byzantine Emperor Paleologus. Mystras soon became the most important Byzantine city, only second to the capital Constantinople with great flourish in arts and culture. You will see up close churches, monasteries and castles.

Lunch at Pikoulianika Village

A couple of miles from Mystras lies Pikoulianika, a small, picturesque village, built amphitheatrically on the Taygetos mountain where you will enjoy your traditional Greek menu.

Museum of Olives and Olive Oil

At around 3.00 pm we will visit the Museum of Olives and Olive Oil.
Departure for Athens about an hour later.

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