Full day tour by vehicle
Basis private / Type by vehicle / Duration 7-9 hrs / Flexible start time Yes / Tailored Yes
On this private & ‘go at your own pace‘ tour from Athens travel in style through the olive groves & rolling hills of the Peloponnese to experience the unique sites of Sparta and Mystras.
After a brief stop at the Corinth Canal we proceed to the impressive UNESCO site of Mystras built as a fortress which changed hands between the Byzantines, Ottoman empire and the Venetians before being abandoned in 1832 leaving its medieval ruins standing in a beautiful landscape for us to visit. Take the time you need to wonder the site, or choose to include the option of an archaeological guide to bring the history to life for you before lunch in a non-touristic spot and following visit to the Archaeological ruins of nearby Sparta or the local olive oil museum. For those wanting to cram in a little more a stop in the Medieval town of Nafplion is possible on request.
A great option for families, small groups, and experienced travelers alike.
From pick up at the Airport, Cruise ship, Athens residence or Hotel sit back & relax in the comfort of one of our new Mercedes in the company of an experienced tour driver who will take you through the rolling hills & olive groves of the Peloponnese countryside with a first stop at the impressive Corinth Canal before heading deeper south to the ruins of Mystras with its crumbling frescos, churches & fortifications where you can wonder through the streets & buildings once used by its byzantine, Ottomon & Venetian inhabitants hundreds of years before.
Choose a local restaurant or taverna for lunch to recharge before visiting the Archaeological site at Sparta & if you want the local olive oil museum before your return, and for those who want a little more, you can stop on your way back at the beautiful Medieval port city of Nafplion the first capital of Greece with a charming Venetian quarter nestled underneath the dominating hilltop castle of Palamidi. Here you can explore the town’s many craft shops, enjoy its architecture, dramatic skyline, and sea views before your return.
A great option for families, small groups, and experienced travellers with flexibility to go at your own pace. Note: Your driver takes full care of you and provides historical, mythological, ancient, and modern information and context when you’re in the tour vehicle but is not allowed to accompany you into ticketed sites. If you prefer to have guided tours inside any of the sites visited, an on-site licensed guide can be provided on request (additional fee).
Why not add another experience to maximize your time !
OPTION Licensed professional guiding. On request we will have your dedicated licensed archeological guide waiting for you at one of more of the Archeological sites to bring to life their sights, sounds & amazing history.
OPTION Two day Private Peloponnese tour with Ancient Olympia. Include a trip to the southwestern Peloponnese to Ancient Olympia to experience this large site and origin of the Olympic games where you can venture through the same tunnel its original athletes entered to emerge into the stadium which remains to this day. The Temple of Zeus and extensive ruins along with its dedicated museum are well worth a visit.
Mystras & Sparta Tour