Athens to Sparta tours by Best Athens Tours
With this tour in ancient Sparta you will see another aspect of the ancient Greek civilization. Unlike the Athenians and the rest of the Greeks, the Spartans set their lives according to war and for that reason were the best soldiers in the known world. The details that our drivers and guides will reveal about their public and private life is determined by one word, discipline.
Our tour starts with a two and a half hours of driving among beautiful scenery of the Greek countryside to Sparta. Our first stop will be at the archaeological museum with antiquities of Sparta and Laconia. The objects exhibited cover the time period between the Neolithic and the Later Roman eras and the findings from the great sanctuaries of Sparta hold the most prominent position. The museum visitors will have the opportunity to admire retrieved material, sculptures and various artifacts, the most important of which being the remains of Roman mosaic floors from Sparta. The site of Sparta is just as interesting with the remaining of the ancient theater, the Acropolis and other public and private buildings. Our next stop will be the fortified town of Mystras. Mystras was the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries. It was established in the 13th century and it was not always part of the Byzantine Empire as the venetians and the franks conquered it too. It became a significant military, cultural and religious center and the last emperor of the Byzantine Empire came from there. Its natural beauty is captivating as well as it stands on a mountain 634 m. high with an amazing view of the valley. Then after your meal we will head back to Athens.
Please note that this tour can be regarded as a two-day tour as well if it is more convenient for you, or it can be a stop as part of multiday tour that includes Olympia, Monemvasia or Nafplion.
The archaeological site and Museum, Museum of Olive, The Castle town of Mystras, Byzantine churches, driving to the Greek county
The duration of the chosen tour is 12-14 hours max but it is flexible and can be adjusted to your needs and interests. Recommended the two days tour of Sparta.
The meeting point is accordingly your accommodation. Let us know your hotel/apartment address or flight/ship details in order to organize the pickup point.
Recommended about 07:00 am, general the starting time depends on your timetable and your interest.
Expert English speaking driver is accompanying you all the time of the tour.
Our company offers vehicles Mercedes sedan/minivan/minibus that can accommodate 1-20 passengers.
The tour does not exist in one day by Minibus (more than 8 passengers) because the driving limit. See more information regarding the vehicles in the page FLEET.
Attention: The driver cannot accompany you in the sites as in Greece it is forbidden by law.
Entrance fees, food or drinks. Our driver will support you to receive the tickets you may need during the day tour of Sparta.
Additional local licensed tourist guide require by you.
We are positive to discuss your preferred choice.
Bring along comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sun lotion, water supplies and of course your camera and good mood!!
The cost for the tour depends on the kind of your request. In order to offer you an amazing experience let us know exactly what are you looking for. Do not hesitate to complete the below GET AN OFFER form and you will receive our offer the soonest.
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