Sparta Tour

Travel in luxury from Athens Greece and enjoy our Sparta tour, one of the most important Greek city – states and homeland of famous King Leonidas. Take the opportunity by visiting the same day,the unique Byzantine Castle of Mystras.First stop is at Corinth Canal, an awe-inspiring engineering miracle. Continue your trip and arrive at the modern city Sparta, built in the exact spot where ancient Sparta was. Pay tribute to the Tomb of Leonidas.Right after,get amazed by Mystras, an UNESCO listed site, an astonishingly well-preserved medieval town, built in 1209 AC.A labyrinth of stone streets leads to beautiful Byzantine churches,mansions and monasteries.Later, your private driver will transport you to Pikoulianika village, where you will enjoy traditional Greek cuisine with fresh, local ingredients.Next stop is the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil.After a full of memorable and beautiful experiences day your driver will take you safely back to Athens.

per adult from

$411

NZD

Duration

10 to 11 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Airport pick up and return under an extra cost.
    • Brand new luxury vehicles with WiFi, A/C and bottled mineral water for all
    • Free residence/hotel/ port pick up and return
    • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day
    • Tour 100% exclusive to your group
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees
    • Meals ( unless you get the lunch option )
    • Your professional English speaking Tour driver can not escort you into the sites.
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Sparta
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Mystras
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece

    The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island. The canal was dug through the Isthmus at sea level and has no locks. It is 6.4 kilometres (4 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships. Nowadays it has little economic importance and is mainly a tourist attraction.



    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sparta, Sparta, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, Peloponnese

    Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece.In antiquity, the city-state was known as Lacedaemon, while the name Sparta referred to its main settlement on the banks of the Eurotas River in Laconia, in south-eastern Peloponnese.Around 650 BC, it rose to become the dominant military land-power in ancient Greece.Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the leading force of the unified Greek military during the Greco-Persian Wars, in rivalry with the rising naval power of Athens.Sparta was the principal enemy of Athens during the Peloponnesian War (between 431 and 404 BC),from which it emerged victorious.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Sparta, 71 Agiou Nikonos btwn Dafnou & Evangelistria, Sparta, Sparta Municipality 231 00 Greece

    The Archaeological Museum of Sparta is a museum in Sparta in Greece. It houses thousands of finds from the ancient Acropolis of Sparta, known as the Lakedaemonia, but also from the rest of the municipality of Laconia. The collection's pieces date from the Neolithic Age to the late Roman Period. There are seven rooms of an approximate area of 500 square metres (5,400 sq ft) which display only a small part of the collection.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, 129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta, Sparta Municipality 231 00 Greece

    This beautifully designed museum initiates you into the mysteries of the olive from its initial appearance in the Mediterranean in to the present day. Immerse yourself in olive oil's many uses (cooking, fuel, ritual, perfume-making) and check out the magnificent reconstructions of olive presses in the courtyard, ranging from prehistoric to Byzantine. Finally, marvel at the minute working models that demonstrate changes in pressing technology.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Mystras, Mystras, Sparta Municipality Greece

    Mystras, the 'wonder of the Morea', was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin. Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape. Mystras, as the centre of Byzantine power, quickly attracted inhabitants and institutions; the bishopric was transferred there from Sparta, with its cathedral, the Metropolis or church of Hagios Demetrios, built after 1264. Many monasteries were founded there, including those of the Brontochion and the monastery of Christos Zoodotes. Under the Despots, Mystras reached its zenith with the building of churches, outstanding examples of Late Byzantine church architecture, such as Hagioi Theodoroi, the Hodegetria, the Hagia Sophia the Peribleptos quarter of the 14th century, the Evangelistria and the Pantanassa.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pikoulianika, Pikoulianika, Laconia Region, Peloponnese

    After your visit to Mystras, you will have lunch at the picturesque, mountainous village of Pikoulianika. We have chosen a traditional tavern with amazing panoramic view to Sparta.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any Hotel and Air BNB in Athens and Piraeus  Airports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Our Health & Safety Measures: All our Tours are private so you will never mix with another group. Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, equipped with face-masks, hand sanitizer, & seats next to your driver remain free.
  • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by 4 Seasons Greece Tours

Activity ID: V-86830P51

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