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Total € 790

Per group ( up to 1-3 )

Exclusive Sparta & Monemvasia Private Tour

 
 

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Languages

English

Depart From

Piraeus Port / Athens hotel or Airport  

Tour Dates

Daily Service

Total € 980

Per group ( up to 4-7 )

Corinth Canal - Sparta - Mystras - Monemvasia Castle

DESCRIPTION

Daily Service

Private Tour

Skip the ticket line

2 Days tour with 1 overnight at Monemvasia Castle.

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.

Lay back and enjoy the ride for the next 3hrs till we will reach Monemvasia and its Venetian glorious ancient Castle (6th century). You can have an unforgettable overnight stay in the castle, in one of the comfortably and fabulously formatted apartments of it, depending on your accommodation and rate requirements. 


Monemvasia is a living old city, small souvenir shops in the Castle's narrow paths, the mansions, the small houses, the churches and traditional taverns, can offer you a nice dinner and friendly prices and service. 

DAY 2:

Next morning after your breakfast we can drive to 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. 

After your visit to Mystras, you can have a lunch at the small village, before we will depart for Athens.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Pick up time 7am

Private Vehicle

  • Coastal view of the Saronic and the Corinthian Gulf

  • View of the island of Salamis

  • Corinth Canal

  • Monemvasia castle

  • Archaeological Site Mystras

  • Village of Mystras

  • Ancient Sparta

  • Archaeological Sparta Museum

  • Museum of the Olive

 
 

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 Vehicle  

  • Meet & Greet ( your driver will be holding a sign with your name )

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • Professional Drivers (Not licensed to accompany you into the sites)

  • English speaking driver

  • Skip the line 

  • Bottled water

  • All taxes

 

  What's not Included

  • Gratuities 10% (optional)

  • Entrance Fees (Total Cost: 16 Euros per adult)

  • Licensed tour guide upon request, depending on availability (Additional Cost:340 Euros)

  • Airport pickup and drop off (Additional cost)

  • Personal expenses (food and drinks)

  • Hotel Accommodation

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

  • Our tours and services are flexible and can be adapted to the customer’s needs.

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour, excluding some museums

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended 

  • Your tour is totally private. No unknown passengers will participate in your group. 

  • Infant car seats are available upon request

  • 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.

  • Your English- speaking driver will explain about the ancient monuments that you are about to visit, the ancient history of Greece and interesting facts about historical and modern-day Greece but is not allowed by law to accompany you in the sites. If you wish to have a licensed tour guide to accompany you into the sites, we will help you arrange a licensed tour guide to be with you at an extra cost

  • 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. 

 

Interested in any of the above-mentioned tour services?

Contact us by phone (+30 6976 854 354), email (info@athensgreecetransfer.com) or Contact form.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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