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Destination:
Gythion, Kalamata, Mystras, Peloponnese, Sparta
Duration:
Full day
Type of tour:
Private Tours
Theme:
Culinary Experience, Religious Tours, Sightseeing
Type of vehicle:
chauffeured private car, coach, mini bus, minivan, taxi

On this full-day tour, you will be traveling to the Byzantine town of Mystras. Jump to the medieval times with a visit to this major cultural center, for decades confusing many to be the ancient city of Sparta. The ruins of the Byzantine town of Mystras radiate mysticism.

During the trip you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and striking view of Mount Taygetos, protecting Sparta from its enemies naturally with no need of fortification. Little remains from the ancient city of Sparta; the spirit and the bravery of the ancient Spartan warriors, however, are still alive today.

Current Sparta is a modern city built in the valley of Eurotas. In the most central spot of Sparta is the over life-size statue of General Leonidas, reminding us of the 300!

A must of this destination is a visit to the awarded interactive Olive Oil Museum, presenting the product, the process and the evolution of the machinery through time.

 

  • Spend some time at the southern coastline of the Peloponnese, which was used as the stronghold of many great kings of the ancient world, such as King Menelaos and his beautiful wife Helen, the protagonists of the Trojan War.
  • Pass through the plains of Laconia with its lush orange groves. Don't miss visiting the modern Olive Museum and learn why the olive tree was the sacred tree of the Gods in ancient times.
  • Gaze up at the larger than life-sized statue of Leonidas and bring history to life as you imagine being one of the brave 300!
  • Leave the capital behind and climb the rocky hill at the foot of Mount Taygetos where the medieval Mystras lies. Mystras is a town which is covered with churches and the remnants of palaces and homes. Admire the frescoes, centuries before the Italian Renaissance, and see where the last Byzantine emperor of the Paleologos Dynasty was crowned.
  • Become enchanted by the collection of ruins amphitheatrically spread among cypresses and pines.
  • The slope of the rocky mass heavy with history, legends and symbols is bound to impress you.
  • Enjoy lunch by tasting the local cuisine in one of the tavernas in the village of Mystras before heading back.

 

Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe Mercedes vehicle
  • Professional non-smoking, English speaking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Information leaflets
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Guided tour by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (upon request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities


Admission

ticket for Olive Museum: 3€ per person
Mystras site & museum: 12€ per person
reduced ticket for Mystras: 6€ senior citizens with a EU passport

free of charge: students with EU student ID and under 18 years old