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3 Days PrivateTour:Sparta - Mystra - Monemvasia - Mycenae - Epidaurus & Corinth

This tour offers you the option of visiting some of the most idyllic places in Peloponnese peninsula following the history of Greece from the prehistoric period until modern times.

per adult from

$1,123

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
    • Accommodation with breakfast
    • Private transportation
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance Fees
    • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
    • Licensed Tour guide on request (Additional cost)
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Mystras
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil
    • Entry/Admission - Agia Sofia Church
    • Entry/Admission - Sanctuary of Asklepios
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Lion Gate
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

  • Day 1: Corinth - Mystras - Sparta

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
    Begining with a drive along the coast, you will get the chance to see some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis. Salamis is where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians.
    Our first stop of the day, the Corinth Canal. Eventually opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese from the rest of Greece all the while connecting the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. Having time to walk across on a pedestrian bridge and admire the canal closer, you may go bungee jumping on some days (if you’re game).
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Akrokorinthos, Corinth 200 07 Greece
    Acrocorinth is the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece. We will stop for some photos of the breathtaking view.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Apollo, Ancient Corinth, Corinth 20007 Greece
    We will visit the Temple of Apollo which is located in the in the Ancient city of Corinth.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth Greece
    Apart from its archaeological and historical interest Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece as this was where the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Mystras, Mystras, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, Peloponnese
    After the stop at the Ancient Corinth we will head towards Mystras driving into the southern Peloponnese peninsula through the mountainous landscape of the Greek country side. Reaching Mystras you will automatically understand why this location stands so unique within the Greek sites. 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.

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Mystras, Mystras, Sparta Municipality Greece
    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.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Acropolis and Ancient Theater, north end of Sparta, Sparta, Sparta Municipality Greece
    Following that we will spend the rest of our time in Sparta known as the eternal rival city of the Athenian Democracy. Sparta revolved around a different Cosmo theory 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 Thermopylae in 480 BCE.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Leonidas Monument, Sparta, Sparta Municipality Greece
    Continuing we will pass in front of the stadium where the statue of King Leonidas stands marking the ending point of Spartathlon race (Athens – Sparta 245,3 km).
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, 129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta, Sparta Municipality 231 00 Greece
    We will visit the museum of (olive and) olive oil and learn many things about the most famous products of Greece.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Sparta in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 2: Sparta - Monemvasia - Nafplio

    Stop At: Monemvasia Fortress, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 23070 Greece
    Monemvasia is a living old city, developed on an island that is connected to the Greek mainland. A fortress and a prosperous city of the Byzantine empire Monemvasia (literally means one entrance) still survives, the narrow streets, the mansions, the small houses, the churches , the wall, the gate and the citadel, the city is still inhabited. Here history comes truly alive, we will spend half of our day at Monemvasia where you can have lunch by the sea upon the old wall and walk in the city continually discovering new points of interest
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Agia Sofia Church, Top of mountain, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70 Greece
    Agia Sofia (St Sophia's Church), the main sanctuary in Monemvasia's upper town, is a large Byzantine church built on the edge of a cliff with a vertiginous view of the bay below. Beyond the Venetian loggia that makes up the façade, the interior is palpably calm and refreshing. Admire the impressive dome, finely sculpted marble capitals and fragments of 13C frescoes.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    We will move towards a more recent history of Greece and the city of Nafplion. Considered as the most scenic city, Nafplion functioned as the capital of Greece until 1834. This romantic city offers you an outstanding combination of fortresses and castles (Palamidi, Bourtzi), a huge harbour open to the Aegean Sea and the unique architecture of the old city of Nafplion revealing Venetian, neoclassical and oriental elements.
    After walking around the picturesque old city we will stop for lunch at a traditional tavern by the sea and later drive up to the castle of Acronafplia for a panoramic view of Nafplion.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Nafplio in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 3: Nafplio - Epidaurus - Mycenae

    Stop At: Sanctuary of Asklepios, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    After a short drive you will be able to visit one of the most important ancient Greek sanctuaries to God Asclepius the God of healing and medicine located in peaceful environment spread on a hilly area and reaching its highest point is the theater of Epidaurus.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    Reaching its highest point is the theater of Epidaurus. The best preserved ancient Greek theater dated 4th century BCE a proof of what miracles the ancient Greek minds could create. You can test the acoustics great even today and climb up until the upper seats just to close your eyes and dream you attended an ancient Greek tragedy.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
    Dated to the 2nd millennium B.C.E. representing what Homer wrote about, Achilles, Agamemnon and Helen of Troy. The palace of Mycenae gave its name to a whole era.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lion Gate, Mycenae Greece
    In the site you will see the famous Lions Gate (the oldest architectural sculpture in Europe), the cyclopean walls, the burial circle A and the remains of Agamemnon’s Palace.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, Mycenae Greece
    Within the site there is a modern museum exhibiting the findings of the “City Of Gold”.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae Greece
    Before leaving the site we will make a small stop at the treasury of Atreus, the best preserved Tholos tomb, one of the finest examples of the Mycenaean architecture.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Athens, Athens, Attica
    We will drive back to Athens.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am. If for any reason this is not convenient for you we will adjust the time according to your needs.Ports
    • Piraeus port
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Olive Sea Travel

Activity ID: V-63145P32

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