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From Athens: Sparta Tour
Admire the picturesque landscape of the Peloponnese. Explore Sparta, learn about the history of the ancient city-state, famous for its well-organized army, and feel the presence of the 300 Spartans.
- Visit the famous Corinth canal, Sparta and Mystras.
- Learn facinating history of the places you visit.
- Admire the picturesque landscape of the Peloponnese.
DescriptionOn this tour you will have the chance to visit the famous Corinth Canal, Sparta and Mystras, while you will also admire the picturesque landscape of the Peloponnese. The tour starts early in the morning. After a short stop at the famous Corinth Canal, which connects the Ionian Sea with the Aegean Sea, the tour continues to Sparta and Mystras. Sparta is one of the most historical destinations, an ancient center which is famous for its well organized ancient army. It was founded by the Dorians in the 9th century and developed into the most powerful military city by Lycurgus. Leonidas was also a warrior king of the Greek city-state of Sparta. In 480 BC the king Leonidas and 300 Spartans won the huge Persian army during the famous battle of Thermopylae. Mystras or Myzythras is located only 7 km from Sparta. It was the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of Morea the second most important city and a fortress of the Byzantine Empire as well. Finally, when the tour is over, you will return to Athens.
IncludesHotel pickup and drop-off (any hotel in Athens) Driver (If you want a licensed guide or an escort please choose the appropriate option) Transportation by luxury car/limousine/minivan/minibus with Wi-Fi (vechicle type depends on the number of people)
- The starting time may be arranged in accordance to the traveler's wish. To arrange it please communicate with the local operator at the contact details you will find after booking Kindly note that the driver guide is not a licensed guide for archaeological areas, and he can't enter with you into them If you need a licensed guide, make sure you book the option with a licensed guide Note that you may need to have a valid ID or passport with you while visiting the sights It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothes