3 days
Duration

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
INCLUDED
English speaking driver Free WIFI onboard
12 hour of free time Transportation in luxury can according to the group size
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance tickets
Lunch
Tour Guide (Contact us if you like a tour guide to inform you for the cost)

Admission Tickets

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
Summer
From  April 1st to October 31st
08:00-19:30
Winter
From November 1st to March 31st
08:30-15:00

Holidays
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).

 

Additional information

LocationCorinth, Diros Cave, Mani, Nayplio, Sparta
DestinationPelloponese
Groupsize1 to 4, 7 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 18
1

Corinth

Leaving Athens behind we drive on the coastal road towards the West.  Our first stop, after  one hour, is the Corinth Canal. There we’ll make a short stop, enough to see the Canal,  take photos and visit the local cafeteria. Twenty minutes later we’ll arrive at the small town of Ancient Corinthwhere we’ll visit the archaeological site with the unique monolithic Temple of Apollo and the Bema from where St. Paul preached and the museum.
2

Argolis - Mycenae

Driving afterwards through the hills of Corinth, among thousands of olive trees and vineyards, we’ll arrive at the prefecture of Argolis where we’ll visit the archaeological site of 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.
3

Nayplio

After concluding our visit to Mycenae we’ll drive through the plain of Argos among endless farms of orange trees and forty minutes later we’ll arrive to the picturesque town of Nafplion (First capital of modern Greece from 1829 to 1834).
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.
4

Drive to Sparta and overnight stay

Living Nafplion we will drive to the city of Sparta.Sparta was a city in ancient Greece between 650 B.C. and 362 B.C. during the Greco-Persian Wars, situated in the southern part of the Peloponnese. The area around the town of Sparta, the Plateau east of the Taygetos mountains, was generally referred as Lakonia which term was sometimes used for all the regions under direct Spartan control, including Messenia. Overnight in Sparta.
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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.

6

Day 3 Sparta monuments

In the morning after having  your breakfast we will visit the Archaeological Museum, Museum of Olive, Statue of Leonidas, The Acropolis Temple of Artemis, The Theatre, The Menelaion, The Cathedral Europas River Public Library.
7

Mystras

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.

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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.

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