Take a private day trip to Mystras with a luxurious vehicle with air-conditioning. Be the knight or princess of your childhood fairytales in the Byzantine town of Mystras.
What to Expect
The journey will start at your hotel, preferably in the morning and in less than two hours you will have reached the castle town of Mystras. The route is spectacular, as you will cross the famous and full of myths and traditions mountains of Taygetos. Passing through ravines, stone tunnels, caves and green forests.
The first stop for photos will be in Keadas. Witness the cliff at which Ancient Spartans were bringing and throwing their newborn sick children over, in order to avoid the continuation of the defective genes, that threatened to altered their proud and perfectionist race.
During the trip, you will learn everything about the foundation of the castle town of Mystras, by William Villehardouin the second, in the 12th century AD. For his defeat by the Byzantine emperors and stories of the families of Katakouzenos and Paleologus, who brought Mystras at the peak of its glory in the 13th and 14th century AD. You will be informed about the long history of wars that followed, and the alternation of the conquerors.
You will wander around Acropolis of William, which dominates the top of castle town. In narrow streets at which once walked princesses and Byzantine emperors. In museums within the cluttered walls, full with elements of daily life. In monasteries where nuns are still living. In churches where emperors were enthroned. Finally, if you're hungry, remember that you are in Greece. Mediterranean traditional dishes at local restaurants are waiting for you.
- Transfer by private vehicle
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Free WiFi
- Local guide
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees (12 EUR)
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Licensed guide (upon request with extra cost)
Know Before You Go
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.