Enjoy a private day trip to Sparta with an air-conditioned vehicle. See a city which offers you a ‘laconic’ journey back in time throughout Greek history.
What to Expect
The adventure will start at your hotel, preferably in the morning and in less than two hours you will reach Sparta. The sights during the trip are spectacular, as you will cross the famous and full of myths and traditions mountains of Taygetos.
The first stop for photos will be in Keadas. There, you will learn everything about the black page of Sparta’s history, as you will be witnesses of the spot where Ancient Spartan threw their newborn sick children, so as not to allow these genes alter their proud and perfectionist race.
The ancient site that you will visit afterwards, will astound you. The Acropolis of Ancient Sparta and its monuments, are still standing there from the sixth century BC, in defiance of all the centuries that gone by. You will see the Ancient Theater, the Temple of Chalkioikos Athena, the circular building, the remains of the stores of ancient agora, a Persian Gallery and so many more. You will have the information for each monument that you will see and for all the events of everyday’s life of Ancient Spartans and their kings.
Leaving the Acropolis, you will visit the "Tomb of King Leonidas," the most famous king of ancient Sparta. You will feel the respect that harbored the Spartans to their kings and you will also be able to understand their frugal lifestyle.
Next stop will take you back to the history of modern Sparta. The Olive – Oil Museum, will make you reflect on the importance of this tree to the survival of local people over the centuries. You will learn how the ancestors collected the Olive fruits and the technological evolution acquired over the years. After all these information and knowledge, Mediterranean traditional dishes at local restaurants will be waiting.
- Transfer by private vehicle
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Free WiFi
- Driver / guide
- Local guide
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Licensed guide (upon request with extra cost)
Know Before You Go
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended