Legendary Sparta, Mystras & Monemvasia 2-Days tour

Sparta & Monemvasia: A fascinating mix of myths and historical stories

Embarking on the two-day private tour to Sparta, Mystras, and Monemvasia promises an unforgettable experience. Explore the ancient ruins of Sparta, immerse yourself in the medieval charm of Mystras, and wander the stone paths of Monemvasia. This adventure offers a unique blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty, creating memories that will last a lifetime

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

Itinerary of Legendary Sparta, Mystras & Monemvasia 2-Days tour

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

  • Corinth Canal: Marvel at the impressive engineering feat that connects the Aegean and Ionian Seas.
  • Mystras and Sparta: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mystras, a “dead city” that served as a valuable hub of Byzantine culture, and visit the legendary city of Sparta, birthplace of King Leonidas.
  • Monemvasia: Charming Architecture: The fortress town boasts picturesque buildings and unique alleyways that are a delight to explore. The narrow streets and historic structures create a quaint and captivating atmosphere.
  • Scenic Drives: Enjoy picturesque journeys along the Attica coastline and through the Peloponnese Peninsula, passing charming seaside towns and villages.
  • Personalized Experience: Benefit from the expertise and knowledge of an English-speaking professional driver throughout the tour.
  • Accommodation and Culinary Delight: Spend a comfortable night in Monemvasia and savor a delicious dinner, sampling the flavors of the region.

Memorable Private Tour to the Peloponnese

Visiting alternative Greece offers a unique perspective on the country’s rich history and stunning landscapes. It allows travelers to explore lesser-known archaeological sites and experience the beauty of untouched natural areas. This specialized approach caters to those seeking a deeper connection with Greece beyond the typical tourist attractions.

Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal Greece
Corinth Canal Greece

Embark on your journey from Athens in the morning to experience the beauty of the Corinth Canal, which connects the Ionian sea with the Aegean sea. After just a 1-hour drive along the scenic Saronic Gulf road, you will arrive at this famous canal and marvel at the stunning views it has to offer. Be sure to take some breathtaking pictures before we continue our adventure towards Sparta.

The canal that runs for 6.4 kilometers and divides the Peloponnese Peninsula from the Greek mainland was carved through solid rock, providing a safe passage for ships to avoid the dangerous trip around the peninsula. Don’t forget to take a pause and appreciate the stunning views of this remarkable waterway before you carry on with your travels, and head to legendary Sparta.

Mystras and Sparta

Mystras, Greece
The Byzantine town of Mystras

Next, venture to the ancient city of Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled on the slopes of Taygetos mountain. This “dead city” served as a valuable hub of knowledge, history, art, and civilization for the Byzantine people, boasting a formidable fortress and a wealth of cultural treasures.

Continuing your journey, you’ll arrive at the legendary city of Sparta, a prominent ancient state that rivaled the famed Athens. Explore the ruins of Sparta’s Acropolis, adorned with olive trees and remnants of grand columns, and delve into the city’s rich history at the Museum of Sparta. As the birthplace of King Leonidas, known for his heroic stand with the 300 Spartans against the Persian army at Thermopylae, Sparta boasts a rich history and impressive remains.

After an enriching day of exploration, you’ll spend the night in Olympia, preparing for the next day’s adventures.




On the second day of your private tour, you will have the opportunity to explore some truly breathtaking natural sites. Monemvasia, a charming coastal town known for its massive fortified citadel perched on a rock in the midst of the sea, is the former residence of the renowned poet Yannis Ritsos. You can savor a delightful breakfast while taking in the stunning views of the rock of Monemvasia overlooking the Myrtoo Sea, a location that seamlessly combines natural splendor with rich historical significance. With a storied past as a stronghold during the Venetian and Ottoman eras, Monemvasia is steeped in folklore and intrigue. Its picturesque streets are dotted with quaint shops, inviting cafes, and boutique stores selling unique souvenirs, making it a truly enchanting destination to explore.

As you wander around, you’ll spot numerous castles, over 26 Byzantine churches, and quaint chapels, all set against the stunning backdrop of the deep blue Aegean sea. You’ll also get to see how olive oil is traditionally produced and even taste some for yourself. This area is known for its organic Kalamata olives, so don’t miss the chance to try them! And to top it off, you’ll have the opportunity to sample a variety of local and international wines made from grapes grown using organic methods.


Back to Athens

Returning to Athens immerses you in a vibrant blend of ancient history and modern culture. The city’s iconic landmarks, like Mystra and Sparta, offer a glimpse into its rich past. Meanwhile, the bustling streets of Monemvasia and vibrant neighborhoods showcase its dynamic present-day life. Whether exploring archaeological sites or savoring Greek cuisine, promises a memorable experience that seamlessly weaves together the old and the new. Drop of 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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