Sparta - Mystras Full Day Tour
Day Tour to Ancient - Modern Sparta & Mystras (up to 10 hours)
Departure & Return / for Sparta & Mystras Private Tour: Traveler pickup/ drop off is offered to your hotel/ apartment in Athens center or Piraeus, at the arranged time of your tour departure or your tour return. Please do not hesitate to request another pick up / drop off location.
Starting Time: We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am or earlier in summer time. If for any reason this is not convenient, you can adjust the time according to your needs. The tour starts with a convenient pickup from your location and takes you to Peloponnese via Corinth Canal (Short Stop) to Sparta.
Group type: Private. This is private tour/ activity. Only your group will participate. Your tour/ driver provides informative commentary & historical details as you travel. (Archaeologist Guide up request)
Customizable: Yes. Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Class of service: Attica Travel A 'class service offers non - smoking driver and vehicle, with a high level of cleanliness. The vehicle is exclusive to your team.
Tips: Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level and hiking shoes to walk in Mystras.
What makes this tour unique?: We visit Sparta & Mystras as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy history, scenery, photography and culture. If you want to see most of Modern/Ancient Sparta & Mystras Medieval Byzantine Town, we suggest combine all the sites in a full day tour.
Schedule is flexible, but most importantly our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drive, stopping wherever you desire, have a break...
The tour starts with convenient pickup and takes you via Corinth Canal to Peloponnese. We drive via Mount Parnon to Sparta, visit town, the impressive statue of Leonidas, the Acropolis, theater, King Leonidas Tomb and Archaeological Museum. Nearby is Mystras Byzantine medieval town. Last will visit the unique Olive & Olive Oil museum of Sparta.
SPARTA & MYSTRAS TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Follow the scenic coastal road to Corinth canal. We will stop at the Corinth canal with its breathtaking views (walk on the bridge, which is the highest point of the canal)
The marvelous man-made Corinth canal connecting the Aegean and Ionian seas, as well as the Peloponnese peninsula with the central part of Greece.
More than 2500 workers digging 6.400m for twelve years (from 1881 to 1893) Stop for photography.
Duration: approx. 20' minutes
Modern & Ancient Sparta: We visit King Leonidas Tomb, the Acropolis and the Ancient Theater of Sparta. Built of local white marble during the Roman period, the late first-century B.C theater was one of the Classical world’s largest. Said to be capable of holding an estimated 16,000 people, it featured a mobile stage and was considered a tourist destination in ancient times.
Duration: approx. 90' minutes
Mystras Medieval Byzantine town: the 'wonder of the Morea', was built as an amphitheater around the fortress erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin. Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape.
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Archaeological Museum of Sparta comprises the oldest provincial archaeological museum of the country. Its neoclassical building was constructed between 1874 and 1876 in the center of the city and it has been declared a listed building for its architectural and historical interest.
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil: transports you to the culture, history and technology of the olive and olive oil production in the Greek realm, from prehistoric times to the early 20th c.
Duration: approx. 90' minutes
Air-conditioned vehicles, with high level of cleanliness (Sedan/ Minivan/ Minibus)
Wi-Fi on board
Private Transportation & includes: (Fuels, Toll Roads, Parking Fees)
Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with history knowledge) throughout the day