A two days tour in great Sparta and Olympia
- Day 1: Athens, Corinth Canal, Sparta, Mystras – Olympia
Your private 2 days tour will start from Athens and drive you through a scenic and beatiful landscape inside the Peloponnese peninsula.
Our first stop is the Corinth Canal, that connects Saronic and the Corinthian Gulf in Aegean Sea, a marvelous structure. A perfect rest time for some great pictures from the Canal.
Then drive towards Sparta, The home of the brave Spartans.
Don't be desatisfied with the place, because the Spartans invest on their military NOT in their culture, that's why they became so fearless. They were following the "Agogi" system, training from their 7th year till their 30th age to be SOLDIERS. That was their profession !
There are some cultural structures mainly built from the Romans on the 1st century AD, when they captured the city. You will visit the archaeological site, where is the acropolis of Sparta and have some great photos in front of king Leonidas Statue.
Then , you will visit the archaeological and the oil museum. Now it's time for lunch on the small village of Mystras. Mystras was one of the last Byzintine Outposts and the place that Constantinos Palaiologos, last Byzintine emperor lived. Situated on the mount Taygetos, near to ancient Sparta and served the capital of the Byzintine Despotate of Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries. There you will visit the palace and the monasteries in Mystras, beggining from the Fortress Gate and endning at the Main Gate. After that, we will drive to Olympia and overnight there.
- Day 2: Olympia, Return to Athens
Ancient Olympia is the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. After your breakfast, you will visit both the site and the museum, where once was one of the seven Wonders, the statue of ivory and gold of Zeus, the king of the Gods.The Games were held every 4 years from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD.
Time for lunch on the village and then drive back to Athens.
Let's make your day Golden