Mystras Sparta

Mythical Sparta And Mystras 2-Days Epic Private Tour

Sparta & Mystras: Rich Cultural Tapestry

The blend of myths and historical tales creates a fascinating narrative tapestry. These stories offer a unique perspective on the past and provide insights into the beliefs and values of different cultures.

Joining the two-day private tour to Sparta, and Mystras guarantees an unforgettable experience. Discover the ancient ruins of Sparta and soak in the medieval allure of Mystras. This journey provides a special mix of history, culture, and picturesque landscapes, ensuring memories that will endure forever.

Duration: 2 days / 1 nights
Destinations: Sparta – Mystras
Region: Peloponnese, Laconia
Accommodation: 1 nights in Sparta
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1 to 99 year old
Available: All Year Round
Departures: Daily

Itinerary of Mythical Sparta And Mystras 2-Days Epic Private Tour

Athens, Corinth Canal, Sparta, Mystras, Athens

  • Corinth Canal: Be amazed by the incredible engineering achievement of the Corinth Canal, linking the Aegean and Ionian Seas.
  • Mystras: Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mystras, an ancient city that was a thriving center of Byzantine culture.
  • Sparta: Come explore the historic city of Sparta, the renowned birthplace of King Leonidas.
  • Scenic Drives: Take a leisurely drive along the stunning Attica coastline and through the picturesque Peloponnese Peninsula, passing by quaint seaside towns and villages.
  • Personalized Experience: Enjoy the valuable insights and skillful guidance of an English-speaking professional driver during your entire tour.
  • Accommodation and Culinary Delight: Indulge in a relaxing evening in Monemvasia with a scrumptious dinner, enjoying the local flavors.

Memorable Private Tour to the Peloponnese Sparta and Mystras

Historical Immersion: Visiting Sparta and Mystras offers a deep dive into ancient and medieval history. You can walk in the footsteps of legendary Spartans and Byzantine rulers.
Personalized Experience: A private tour allows you to tailor the itinerary to your interests. This ensures a more intimate and meaningful exploration of these fascinating sites.
Expert Guidance: Having a knowledgeable guide enhances your understanding of the region’s rich history. TWe can provide context, stories, and details that bring the past to life.
Exploring the Peloponnese with a private tour to Sparta and Mystras promises an unforgettable journey filled with culture, heritage, and personalized discovery.

When you travel to alternative destinations in Greece, you get a special view of the country’s fascinating history and beautiful scenery. You can visit lesser-known ancient sites and enjoy the untouched beauty of natural areas. This unique way of exploring appeals to travelers who want a more meaningful connection with Greece than just visiting the usual tourist spots.

Byzantine Mystras

Located in southern Greece, thrived as a significant cultural and political center after the fall of Constantinople. The city’s architectural beauty, rich history, and strategic location made it a notable hub for art, religion, and diplomacy. Its iconic Byzantine churches, palaces, and fortifications attract visitors and historians alike, highlighting its importance and enduring legacy in the medieval world.

Legendary Sparta

Military Prowess: Laconia, the region where ancient Sparta was located, was known for its military excellence. This small city-state developed a powerful army that was feared throughout Greece and beyond.
Agricultural Self-Sufficiency: Sparta’s focus on military matters did not detract from its ability to sustain itself. The region’s agricultural practices were efficient, providing food security for the Spartan population.
Unique Social Structure: Sparta’s society was structured in a unique way, with a strong emphasis on discipline and military training. This distinctive social system contributed to the strength and resilience of the Spartan state.

Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal Greece
Corinth Canal Greece

Start your day off in Athens and head towards the Corinth Canal to witness the breathtaking beauty of this man-made marvel that links the Ionian and Aegean seas. Just a short drive along the picturesque Saronic Gulf road will bring you to this iconic site, where you can take in the stunning views and capture some unforgettable moments. Don’t forget to snap some photos before we set off for Sparta.

The canal that stretches for 6.4 kilometers and separates the Peloponnese Peninsula from the Greek mainland was dug through solid rock, creating a secure route for ships to bypass the treacherous journey around the peninsula. Make sure to stop and admire the breathtaking views of this extraordinary waterway before continuing on your journey to the iconic Sparta and Mystras.

Mystras: Rich in cultural artifacts


Let’s explore the historic city of Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the slopes of Taygetos mountain. This ancient city, known as a “dead city,” was a significant center of learning, culture, and civilization for the Byzantine empire. Mystras features a strong fortress and a rich collection of cultural artifacts. Mystras was a successful region back in the Byzantine and Ottoman eras, and it remains a captivating destination to explore.

Mystras is a fortified town in Greece. It offers a glimpse into the country’s rich history, with its well-preserved Byzantine architecture and ruins. The site is a popular destination for history enthusiasts and travelers interested in exploring ancient civilizations. Mystras’s unique charm lies in its picturesque setting atop a hill, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Once you’ve had a fulfilling day of discovering new things, you’ll rest in Sparta overnight, getting ready for the excitement of the following day.


Sparta: A Unique City-State

Sparta Greece
Sparta Greece

During the second day of your private tour, you’ll get the chance to visit some absolutely stunning historical and natural locations.

As you continue on your journey, you will reach the legendary city of Sparta, a powerful ancient state that once rivalled the famous Athens. Visit the ruins of Sparta’s Acropolis, which are decorated with olive trees and the remains of majestic columns. Immerse yourself in the city’s fascinating history at the Museum of Sparta. Known as the birthplace of King Leonidas, famous for his heroic last stand with the 300 Spartans against the Persian army at Thermopylae, Sparta has a wealth of history and impressive remnants for you to explore.

The primary structures at the Spartan site include a theater with views of the U-shaped walls, the Tomb of King Leonidas, a large quadrangular building, the foundation of a bridge over River Eurotas, and remnants of Roman-era fortifications.


Back to Athens

When you return to Athens, you’ll be surrounded by a mix of old stories and modern life. The famous sights, such as Mystra and Sparta, give you a peek into the city’s history. But as you wander through the lively streets of Sparta and its vibrant neighborhoods, you’ll see the bustling present day.

Whether you’re exploring ancient ruins or enjoying Greek food, Athens guarantees a memorable journey that effortlessly blends the past with the present. Make sure to drop off at the same place!

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
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