Argolis, Sparta & Mystras Tour

Duration: 2 days

Argolis, Sparta & Mystras Tour

Duration: 2 days

ABOUT THIS TOUR

With this tour you will have the chance to visit the Ancient Corinth, a strategic center, explore Sparta, the land of great warriors and discover the intriguing history of Mystras.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Coastal view of the Saronic and the Corinthian Gulf
  • View of the island of Salamis
  • The city of Sparta
  • Museum of Olive
  • The breathtaking city of Mystras
  • The Byzantine Castle with its renowned Byzantine churches
  • Archaeological Site of Epidaurus
  • Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus
  • Theater of Epidaurus
  • City of Nafplion, the first Capital of modern Greece
  • Mycenae Archaeological Site
  • Lions Gate
  • Cyclopean Walls
  • Mycenae Archaeological Museum
  • Treasury of Atreas also known as the Tomb of King Agamemnon
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Ancient Corinth Agora
  • Saint Paul’s Step
  • Ancient Corinth Archaeological Site
  • Ancient Corinth Museum

We can customize this tour to your needs.
If you want to skip or add something, please let us know in advance.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Your driver will meet you at your accommodation. You will be driven to Peloponnese and you will have the chance to enjoy the scenery. We will do our first stop at the engineering marvel Corinth Canal.

After our 30minute stop for some pictures and a break for coffee we will continue our ride through the winding country local roads.

Then, we will start our ride for Sparta. After, 2 hours we will reach Sparta, one of the most significant cities of the Antiquity. You will have the choice to visit the Museum of Olive and learn the history of the Olive Cultivation. When you are in Sparta, you must visit the Tomb of the great King Leonidas. King Leonidas, was a great warrior and is famous for his spunk.

Next, you will have the chance to visit an amazing ancient town, Mystras. Explore this byzantine town with its castle, which has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Monument and the churches and learn everything about its history.

You will take a break for lunck in a traditional tavern and then we will continue to Nafplion.

Overnight in Nafplio.

Day 2

Next morning wake up in Nafplion. We will have some time to explore the city and visit the most importants sights such as the Castle of Palamidi and the Castle of Acronafplia.

Then, we will start our ride for the Archaeological Site of Epidaurus. Epidaurus is the birthplace of God Asclepios, the God of Health and his sanctuary. This place is very famous for its theater and especially for its accoustics. You can spent an 1,5hr in Epidaurus.

Next stop is Mycenae. Explore Mycenae and learn everything about the Trojan War. When you arrive, you will see the imposing Lions Gate and you will observe the Cyclopean walls, that are believed to have been erected by the mythical creatures Cyclops.

Before leaving Myceane we will visit the tomb of King Agamemnon or also known as the Treasury of Atreas. You can spent 1,5 in Mycenae. At this point we suggest a lunch break in Mycenae.

After 30 minutes, we will arrive at the Ancient Corinth. Ancient Corinth was a powerful and strategic center where numerous historic, cultural and religious events have taken place.

You will admire the doric Temple of Apollo with its monolithic columns that is one of the oldest temples in Greece dating back to the 6th century B.C. For the Christians, Corinth is also a place of great importance since St. Paul gave his Speech in the center of the Ancient Agora on the renowned Bema.

During our tour you will also find the spring of Glauke, the fountain of Pinene and discover the myths hidden behind their waters, the market place, the theater, the Odeon and several other Roman buildings while at the same time gaining an in depth understanding of the city’s prominence.

At the end, your driver will take you back to your accommodation.

ADMISSIONS FEES

Entrance Fees to Ancient Corinth is 8 Euros

Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Mycenae, Museum and Treasury of Atreus are 12 Euro pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office)

Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Epidaurus Theater are 12 Euro

Entrance fees into Mystra area & Sparta Museum are 5 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office)

Free admission for:

  • Journalists
  • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U

Free admission (for all) on the following dates:

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

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OPENING HOURS FEES

  • Summer Period: 1 April – 31 October
  • Winter Period: 1 November – 31 March

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Ancient Corinth:

  • Winter period:
    8:00am-15:00
  • Summer period:
    From 3/4 to 30/4, 08:00am-19:00
    From 2/5 to 30/9, 08:00am-20:00
    From 1/10/ to 15/10, 08:00am-19:00
    From 16/10 to 31/10, 08:00am-18:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Mycenae:

  • Winter period: 08:00am-15:00
  • Summer period: 08:00-20:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Epidaurus:

  • Winter period: 08:00-15:00
  • Summer period: 08:00-20:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Mystra:

  • Winter period: Monday – Sunday: 08:00-15:00
  • Summer period: Monday to Sunday: 08:00- 20:00

All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

  • 1 January: closed
  • 6 January: closed
  • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 March: closed
  • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
  • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
  • Easter Sunday : closed
  • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 1 May: closed
  • 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

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USEFULL INFO

  • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
  • Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
  • Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
  • In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary.
  • Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour.
  • Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

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