2 Days Sparta - Mystras and Argolis Private Tour

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Languages

English, French, Italian

Depart From

Piraeus Port / Athens hotel or Airport  

Tour Dates

Daily Service

Corinth Canal - Sparta - Mystras - Argolis

DESCRIPTION

Daily Service

Private Tour

2 Days Skip the ticket line

2 Days tour with 1 overnight at Sparta.

Suggestion: Continually working with 4&5 star hotels, 

DAY 1:

Our chauffer will meet you early in the morning at the lobby of your accommodation. You will be driven west and you will have the chance to enjoy the magnificent Greek coastal scenery.

The Corinth Canal will be our first short stop, the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow piece of land that once linked a strip of land and now with the canal separates the Peloponnese from Central Greece, connecting the two seas, the Corinthian and the Saronic Gulf. After the stop at the canal we will head towards Sparta (at the foot of mount Taygettus), one of the most interesting historical destinations, a cultural ancient center, famous for its well organized ancient army. Sparta revolved around a different Cosmotheory for the ancient Greek standards. Initially known as the birth place of Helen of Troy and the Kingdom of Menelaus (in Mycenaean period), Sparta was organized as a purely military society in the ancient Greek period. It was the city of the two Kings were a few aristocrats ruled and of course the city where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans marched from to face the Persian army in Thermopolis in 480BCΕ. The city whose one soldier counted as ten soldiers from any other Greek city.

As we will have visited Sparta we'll continue our drive to Mystras known as the ghost city, fortified on a citadel, Mystras is one of the two locations in Greece that preserves not only medieval churches but also ordinary houses, mansions and palaces of the Byzantine Empire in combination with Frankish elements. Walking in the site on the upper point you will reach the citadel and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding areas while walking down hill you will meet the palaces and the Royal courtyards. Although known as the ghost city most of the monasteries are still in use and the monks will gladly show you around their small society. Before you exit you will come across the chapel of St. Demetrios, on its floor survives a plaque depicting a two head eagle (the symbol of Byzantium). It was on this very plaque that Konstantine Palaiologos kneeled before he was crowned the last emperor of the Byzantium.

You will have free time for walk and a local dinner affter settling at the hotel.

DAY 2:

Next morning after your breakfast we can drive to the site of  Homer's Mycenae, ( a UNESCO Heritage site ). They were the Kingdom of Atreus and Agamemnon and is the most important and rich palatial center of the late bronze age in Greece.
With AGT (Athens Greece Transfers and Tours) you will have the chance to tour the ancient ruins of the city and explore the Lion's Gate localed at the entrance of the Acropolis, the Treasury of Atreus, the tomb of Agamemnon, and we will also see in the Acropolis the six Royal Tombs and beyond it the 14 basilicas and 12 private vaulfed Tombs, while we will also visit the Museum.

Your next stop is Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece after the 1821 revolution. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the medieval castle of Palamidi, explore the old city of Nafplio, and have a traditional Greek lunch beside the sea with amazing views of Bourtzi islet in the middle of the port.

Bringing us to our last stop the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus ( UNESCO World Heritage site ). Epidaurus was the center  of Greek medical world and the birthplace of Asclepius, patron god of medicine Psychotherapy, hydrotherapy and brain sungery were some of the treatments performed here. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its Theater, one of the best preserved Classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics.

After your visit, you will begin your drive back to Athens.

HIGHLIGHTS

Pick up time 7am

Live tour guide

Private Vehicle

  • Coastal view of the Saronic and the Corinthian Gulf

  • View of the island of Salamis

  • Corinth Canal

  • Archaeological Site Mystras

  • Village of Mystras

  • Ancient Sparta

  • Archaeological Sparta Museum

  • Museum of the Olive

  • Mycenae, Lion's Gate, Cyclopean Walls, Royal Tombs

  • The picturesque town of Nafplio

  • Palamidi 

  • Epidaurus Theater ( 4th century B.C.) 

  • Lunch at a local traditional restaurant

USEFULL INFO

A special offer is on for our guests to have a certified tour guide.

They are ready to meet your expectations, to answer your questions and to guide you thoroughly through Greece.

​ What's Included

  • Transfer in a fully A/C private Mercedes Mini-van 

  • Airport and Port Meet & Greet ( your guide will be holding a sign with your name )

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • A licenced English tour guide

  • English speaking driver

  • Skip the line

  • Entrance fees 

  • Airport and Port fees ( parking and tolls )

  • Bottled water

  • All taxes

 

  What's not Included

  • Gratuities 10% (optional)

  • Personal expenses (food and drinks)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors
approaching tourists. 

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour, excluding some museums

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended

  • The Acropolis may only be accessed by walking uphill. It is a strenuous walk and you must be in good physical condition

  • There is a pathway, but there are also steps near the top. Keep in mind that the weather may be very hot during the summer.

  • Disabled access at the Acropolis is provided by a wheelchair stair climber lift elevato. Please do keep in mind that this is an elevator strictly available to disabled visitors only

  • The area around the Acropolis Hill and Syntagma Square (changing of the guards) can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travelmonths, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you.

  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum

  • The tour guides we cooperate with are authorized and have experience in the museums, archaeological, historical and religious sites of Greece. They are ready to meet your expectations, to answer your questions and to guide you thoroughly through Greece.

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