Temple of Apollo

Description

First Day : Our private tour starts with driving via the coastal highway towards Peloponnese. While on route you will see the area of the Saronic Gulf where the famous Naval Battle of Salamis took place in 480 B.C. between the Greeks & the Persians. Our first stop/visit is the famous Canal of Corinthos which, through Isthmus, connects the Corinthian Gulf (Ionian Sea) with Saronic Gulf (Aegean Sea) & cuts Peloponnese peninsula from the rest Greek mainland. We continue our private tour with our first site which is the Ancient Corinthos. Exploring the archaeological area you will meet the Temple of Apollo (built on a rocky hill), the Theatre, the Roman Odeon, the Glauke fountain into a natural rock & the Archaeological Museum. Besides them there is the famous "Vema" (tribunal) from which St. Paul preached to the Corinthians.

 

Our next visit is the famous Mycenae (the Kingdom of King Agamemnon). Amongst others, you will admire the Lions’ Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Treasure of Atreus (Agamemnon Grave), the Subterranean Cistern & the Archaeological Museum. After having your lunch in the city of Mycenae, our private tour goes on with the visit to Ancient Epidaurus. You will explore the archaeological area of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, with the famous - for its acoustic – Ancient Theatre & the archaeological museum. We end our first day of the tour with the visit of Nafplio, an old & romantic seaport town which was the first capital of Greece after the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. You will be lost in the picturesque streets of the old town admiring old classical governmental buildings, especially in the Constitution Square. You will enjoy a romantic dinner in the seaport, while attending the famous Bourtzi castle located in the middle of the harbor of Nafplio. Time for rest in a charmy family run hotel.

Lions Gate Mycenae

Monemvasia

Second Day : In the morning & after having your breakfast, we start driving along the coastal road towards south Peloponnese. We will pass via coastal places of wild nature while admiring the blue scene of the Argolic Gulf. We finally reach one of the major attraction in Peloponnese, the Byzantine fortress town of Monemvasia (its name derives from the combination of two greek words and means the only entrance). Monemvasia is a perfectly preserved medieval settlement (connected with the main land via a bridge), with a unique magical atmosphere & still inhabited. While crossing the entrance of the old town you will start a historic journey back through the ages. Castles, walls, old mansions, narrow cobbled lanes, churches, low arches & vaults, coats of arms, imperial thrones, Byzantine icons are some of the unique beauties that you will admire. You will cross the central narrow cobbled street framed by shops which leads you to the main square. Amongst others you will visit the church of Elkomenos Christos (town cathedral) & the Monemvasia Archaeological Collection which is housing in an 16th century former mosque. You will enjoy a marvelous traditional greek lunch in one of the charmy tavernas.

You will then visit the Upper town & you will have the opportunity to visit the old church of St. Sophia, built on the edge of the rock. From there you will admire the panoramic view of the Lower town & the open sea picture. In the afternoon we leave the ancient world of Monemvasia & our second day ends with our arrival to the city of Sparti, the capital of Lakonia & birthplace of the King of Spartans Leonidas, where, after dinner, you will spend your night in a charmy family run hotel.

Third Day : In the morning & after having your breakfast, you will have the opportunity to visit the Sparti sights, such as the Statue of the King Leonidas, the Temple of Artemis, the Archaeological museum & the Olive museum. Out next visit will be the famous Byzantine Mystras (UNESCO protected site) which is located in a physical fortified hill. You will visit the medieval castle, the fortified settlement with palaces, many churches & monasteries & the Archaeological museum. After having your lunch, we start the return driving & our three days adventure reaches to an end with our arrival to Athens. Contact us for further details & info.

Moni Perivleptos Mystras

Tour Details

Pick up / Drop off Points

Hotel in Athens center, Athens International Airport, e.t.c...

Opening Hours

Ancient Corinthos : Nov. 1st – March 31st : 08:00 – 15:00, April 1st – April 30th : 08:00 – 19:00, May 2nd – Sep. 30th : 08:00 – 20:00, Oct. 1st – Oct. 15th : 08:00 – 19:00, Oct. 16th – Oct. 30th : 08:00 – 18:00.

Mycenae : Nov. 1st – March 31st : 08:00 – 15:00, April 1st – April 30th : 08:00 – 19:00, May 2nd – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 20:00.

Ancient Epidaurus : Nov. 1st – Dec. 31st : 08:00 – 15:00, Jan. 2nd – March 31st : 08:00 – 17:00, April 1st – April 30th : 08:00 – 19:00, May 2nd – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 20:00.

Sparti – Mystras : Nov. 1st – April 30th : 08:30 – 15:00, May 2nd – Oct. 31st : 08:30 – 19:30.

Sparti - Olive Museum : 10:00 – 17:00.

Entrance Fees

Ancient Corinthos : 8€ per adult, 4€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & for Non EU students over 18 years old, free for EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

Mycenae : 12€ per adult, 6€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & for Non EU students over 18 years old, free for EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

Ancient Epidaurus : 12€ per adult, 6€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & for Non EU students over 18 years old, free for EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

Sparti – Mystras : 2€ per adult, 6€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & for Non EU students over 18 years old, free for EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

Sparti Olive Museum : 3€ per adult.

Nafplio Bourtzi Castle

Tour Duration

Three Days

More Info

Corinthos Canal & Ancient Corinthos

Mycenae

Ancient Epidaurus

Mystras

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