Meet the Spartan & Mystras culture, the birthplace of the Olympics in 2 days
The perfect tour if you wish to meet and experience the Spartan history!
Mystras is a religious and historic landmark as it was the Byzantine's capital during the reign of Konstantinos Palaiologos emperor!
Olympia is the most important place concerning sports, fair play and world peace!
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What's included :
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Private transportation
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking tour driver, best-mannered, fully aware of the Greek history & culture
- Overnight in a 3* hotel - upgrade upon request and extra cost
- Bottled water
What's excluded :
- Entrance fees
- Local licensed tour guides, only upon request and extra charge
Day 1: Corinth canal, Sparta, Mystras, Olympia
Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
Your private 2 days tour will start from Athens and drive you through a scenic and beautiful landscape inside the Peloponnese peninsula.Our first stop is the magnificent structure of the Corinth Canal, which is in Peloponnese, the southern peninsula of Greece. The Canal connects the Saronic with the Corinthian Gulf in the Aegean Sea.A dream of the ancients, that came true in 1893. Time for rest and some amazing photos above the Canal
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Sparta, Sparta, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, Peloponnese
Then drive towards Sparta, The home of the brave Spartans. Don't be desatisfied with the place, because the Spartans invest on their military NOT in their culture, that's why they became so fearless. They were following the "Agogi" system, training from their 7th year till their 30th age to be SOLDIERS. That was their profession !There are some cultural structures mainly built from the Romans on the 1st century AD, when they captured the city.
You will visit the archaeological site, where is the Acropolis of Sparta ,olive trees and columns that prove the greatness of the city once. Have some great photos in front of King Leonidas Statue, who fought the Persian army in Thermopylae along with his 300 men. Then , you will visit the archaeological and the oil museum.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: Mystras, Mystras, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, Peloponnese
When you feel hungry get ready to taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch;the tour will guide you to a traditional tavern at the small village of Mystras.It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the most known Greek dishes . Mystras was one of the last Byzantine Outposts and the place that Constantinos Palaiologos, last Byzantine emperor lived.
Situated on the mount Taygetos, near to ancient Sparta and served the capital of the Byzintine Despotate of Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries.Very serious fortification buildings and churches can be found there from that time.
There you will visit the palace and the monasteries in Mystras, beginning from the Fortress Gate and ending at the Main Gate.
After that, we will drive to Olympia and overnight there.
Duration: 3 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3* hotel-upgrade upon request and extra charge
Day 2: Olympia, Athens
Stop At: Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West Greece
Ancient Olympia is the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Classical times. There you will visit both the archaeological site and choose between Archaeological Museum of Olympia with a great amound of artifacts and statues in it, and the Museum of the Olympic Games.
The Games were held every 4 years from the 8th century BC untill 4th century AD.
You will visit the Temple of Zeus, Pelopion the stadium, the Temple of Hera, the Phillipeion, the Phidias workshop and many other structures that worth your attention.You can feel the aura of the Olympic Games, fighting on the Pallestra or running around the stadium and understand why ancients took so seriously the cultivation of body, mind and soul.
When you feel hungry get ready to taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch.the tour will guide you to a traditional restaurant or tavern.It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the most known Greek dishes.
After your lunch at Olympia, we will drive back to Athen
Duration: 4 hours
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up / drop off at Athens hotelsPick up / drop off at Athens suburbs hotels under extra chargePick up / drop off at Athens airportPick up / drop off at Piraeus or Rafina portsPick up / drop off at designated places
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- 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
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- 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.