- 3 Days
- Archaeological Sites
- Diros Cave lake
- Lunch stop
Ancient Corinth, Canal, Mycenae, Nafplion, ancient Sparta and Mystras, Cave of Diros (2 overnight stays in Sparta).
This tour gives you the opportunity to explore the antiquities and beauties of Sparta leisurely, with an overnight stay in the picturesque town of Sparta.
We always offer you the flexibility to change the itinerary according to your wishes.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Customer Defined|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 PM.|
|WEAR||Summer: Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen. Winter: Comfortable warn clothing, jacket and winter shoes|
Ancient Corinth: 6 euros including the Museum
Mycenae: 6 euros including the Tomb of Agamemnon
Mystras sites: 5 euros including the Museum
Diros caves: 15 euros
Free admission for:
Children under 19
Students from E.U.
Reduced admission for:
Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65
Students from countries outside the E.U.
Sites’ Opening Hours
From April 1st to October 31st
From November 1st to March 31st
1 January: closed
6 January: 08:30 – 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 – 15:00
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12:00 – 15:00
Holy Saturday: 08:30 – 15:00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
Easter Monday: 08:30 – 15:00
Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 – 15:00
15 August: 08:30 – 15:00
28 October: 08:30 – 15:00
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
Free admission days
6 March In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
5 June International Day for the Environment
18 April International Monuments Day
18 May International Museums Day
27 September International Tourism Day
* The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
* Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
* National Holidays
* The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and
September (when the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the
free admission day).
|Location||Corinth, Diros Cave, Mani, Nayplio, Sparta|
|Groupsize||1 to 4, 7 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 18|
Argolis - Mycenae
Mycenae, ‘Rich in Gold’, was the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon who dominated the Aegean Sea after the distraction of the Minoan Empire. Its elevated position and its huge Cyclopean Walls offered protection from surprise attacks by pirates and enemies. Outside the fortress lie the impressive beehive tombs including that ascribed to Agamemnon also known as the Treasury of Atreas.
Nafplion is the most ancient city in Greece. The city lies under the imposing rocks of Palamide the most formidable Venetian castle in the Eastern Mediterranean. The smaller Castle of Acronafplia (where the ancient city was founded) crowns Naflion and at the entrance of the harbor, in theArgolic Gulf, there is yet another, third Castle Bourtzi, situated on a small islet.
Drive to Sparta and overnight stay
Day 2 -Breakfast - Diros Cave
After having breakfast we will visit Diros cave one of the world’s most beautiful caves is located on the western shores of the Laconic Peninsula, on the Gulf of Diros, under the minimalist landscape of Mani where nature, with incomparable deftness and patience, has carved a miracle surpassing any imagination. Stark-white stalagmites and stalactites, impressive curtains and sparkling crystals embellish each one of its corners, creating a breathtaking spectacle. After concluding our visit to Diros cave, we’ll have lunch return back to the hotel where you spend the night and have dinner.
Day 3 Sparta monuments
Leaving Sparta we are going to visit Mystras. Overlooking Sparta, on a steep hill is the archeological site Mystras. This is one of the six places designated by UNESCO, that we are able to visit during this trip to Greece. It’s design as a Late Byzantine fortified settlement, makes it important enough to be on the World Heritage List.
Free time in the city of Sparta and return to Athens
Continue our private tour visit you can have a walk at the town of Sparta and then we’ll start our trip back to Athens.