3-d awesome tour to Sparta, Mystras, Diros caves & Olympia

Overview

The three days private tour to Corinth canal, Sparta, Diros cave, Mystras, and Olympia is an intriguing private tour to the Peloponnese Peninsula, which gives you the chance to enjoy the beautiful countryside of the region and to introduce yourself to the diverse history of Greece.

Itinerary of the three days tour

Athens, Corinth Canal, Ancient Sparta, Mystras, Diros Caves, Ancient Olympia

Highlights of the 3-d awesome private tour to Sparta, Mystras, Diros caves & Olympia

  • A scenic drive from Athens to Corinth Canal
  • Sparta, the birthplace of King Leonidas
  • The Byzantine fortified town of Mystras
  • Boat tour in the famous caves of Diros
  • Olympia, the site of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

Description

Description of the private tour to Sparta, Mystras, Olympia

Day 1: Athens, Corinth Canal, Sparta

mystras church
Byzantine church in Mystras

The three days private tour will begin from Athens; the driver will pick you up from your hotel or any other appointment point in the city and will drive you towards Corinth from the coastal road that drives along the Saronic Gulf, in a very scenic drive tour. You will reach the Corinth Canal after almost an hour and a half drive and you will have a short stop for pictures.

After a short stop at Corinth Canal, we will continue towards Sparta.

Sparta was one of the most important city-states in the ancient years and features important sites to visit today, including the statue of King Leonidas, the Acropolis of Sparta, the Temple of Goddess Artemis, the Archaeological Museum, and the museum of Olives.

The tour will continue with a visit to Mystras. Almost above the town stands the Byzantine town of Mystras, one of the most significant sites in Greece. Mystras is a UNESCO protected site and is definitely worth visiting if you are spending your vacation in Greece.

Day 2: Diros Caves – Olympia

The second day of the private tour will start from Sparta driving towards the famous caves of Diros, one of the most beautiful complexes of caves in the world, with white stalagmites and stalactites embellishing its roofs and walls carved by the centuries.

the cave of Diros
The cave of Diros

You will visit Diros’ caves by boat and this natural phenomenon will definitely mark your tour in South Greece.

We will later head towards Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics, where you will be able to visit the museum of the city.

Day 3: Olympia and return to Athens

In Olympia, you will have the chance to visit the Museum of the Olympic Games, one of the most important museums in Greece.

You will be able to walk on the actual track of the Olympic races at the restored Olympic Stadium.

You will also enjoy the gorgeous surrounding landscape of Olympia, which is a small town of immense importance. It was the poet Pindar, who called Olympia “Kallistos topos”, which is translated as “the most beautiful place”.

After lunch, you will be returning to Athens through the beautiful landscape of the Peloponnese and you will reach Athens late in the afternoon.

Details


Important notes

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Car and Driver
  • A professional English speaking driver or escort with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.

Excluded from the tour

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

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.

Restrictions:

  • Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by the state tour guide for an extra cost.
  • In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed


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