2-d legendary Sparta, Mystras & the famous Monemvasia tour

Overview

The two-day private tour to Sparta, Mystras, and Monemvasia is an enjoyable private tour to the Peloponnese that you will remember for the rest of your life; it is specifically designed for those who want to experience alternative Greece while visiting significant archaeological sites and areas of natural beauty.

Itinerary of the two days private tour to Peloponnese

Athens, Corinth Canal, Sparta, Mystras, Monemvasia, Athens

Highlights of the2-d legendary Sparta, Mystras & the famous Monemvasia tour

  • Admire the breathtaking Corinth Canal
  • Historic Sparta
  • The medieval fortress town of Monemvasia
  • Experience the bio olives and olive oil tasting
  • Taste the famous local bio wines

Description

Description of the 2 days tour to Corinth, Sparta, Mystras, and Monemvasia

Day 1: Athens, Corinth canal, Sparta, Mystras

Sparta, The Leonidas Statue
Sparta, The Leonidas Statue

Start from Athens in the morning; after a 1-hour drive along the Saronic Gulf road, you will reach the famous Corinth Canal which offers you breathtaking views of the sea. The Corinth canal connects west Greece with East Greece. The Ionian sea with the Aegean sea.

After a short stop for some – gorgeous – pictures, we will head towards Sparta.

Sparta is a modern town today but has important remains of its glorious past. You will see the archaeological museum, the Museum of Olive, the statue of King Leonidas, the Temple of Goddess Artemis, and of course the over standing fortified town of Mystras.

The archeological site of Mystras is one of the UNESCO protected sites. It is a fortified settlement from the Byzantine era that includes impressive Byzantine churches and facilities from that time. Overnight in Monemvasia.

Day 2: Monemvasia

The castle city of Monemvasia
The castle city of Monemvasia

The second day of the private tour will be full of visits to naturally wonderful places.

Monemvasia, a seaside small town that stands out due to the huge fortified town built on a rock amidst the sea, home of the famous Yannis Ritsos poet.

You will enjoy a lovely breakfast with a view of the rock of Monemvasia overseeing the Myrtoo ocean, a place that combines natural beauty with historical significance.

Having been a fortress during the Venetian and Ottoman years, Monemvasia is a place that inspires stories and legends. It is truly beautiful, with small shops, captivating little restaurants, and stores to buy memorabilia.

Strolling around you will see castles, more than 26 Byzantine churches, and chapels, and of course the deep blue sea of the Aegean surrounding you.

You will witness the traditional way of producing olive oil and have an olive oil tasting. Here is the major production of the famous Kalamata olives organically grown, where you will have the chance of an olive tasting!

Next, you will have a wine tasting in order to experience the local and the international varieties of grapes that are cultivated in a biological method (Organically grown)!

The tour will bring you back to Athens late in the afternoon through the beautiful landscape of Peloponnese.

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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