Argolis and Sparta tour 1-3 Days

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Overview

Embark on an immersive 1-3 day tour with VIP Tours Athens, exploring the historical wonders of Argolis and the legendary city of Sparta. Uncover the rich tapestry of ancient Greece, from iconic archaeological sites to the heroic legacy of Spartans.

What To Expect

Day 1: Ancient Wonders of Argolis

  • Departure from Athens:
    • Your journey begins with a comfortable departure from Athens, setting the stage for an exploration of ancient wonders.
  • Corinth and Acrocorinth:
    • Visit the historic city of Corinth and explore the imposing Acrocorinth, an acropolis offering panoramic views and rich historical significance.
  • Ancient Nemea and Nemean Games Site:
    • Journey to Nemea and discover the ancient site where the Nemean Games, part of the Panhellenic Games, were held. Explore the ruins and soak in the historical ambiance.
  • Mycenae Archaeological Site:
    • Uncover the secrets of Mycenae, an archaeological site that reveals the splendors of the Mycenaean civilization. Visit the Lion Gate, Treasury of Atreus, and the Citadel.
  • Lunch:
    • Enjoy a delightful lunch in the vicinity of Mycenae, savoring Greek flavors amidst the ancient surroundings.
  • Nafplion Exploration:
    • Head to Nafplion, one of Greece’s most charming towns. Stroll through its picturesque streets, visit the Palamidi Fortress, and take in the scenic beauty.
  • Overnight Stay in Nafplion:
    • Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Nafplion, immersing yourself in its historic charm.

 

Day 2: Journey to Sparta

  1. Departure to Sparta:
    • Begin your day with a journey to Sparta, the renowned city-state of ancient Greece.
  2. Mistra (Mystras) Excursion:
    • Explore the medieval fortified town of Mystra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its Byzantine architecture and captivating ruins.
  3. Lunch in Sparta:
    • Delight in a delicious lunch in Sparta, sampling local cuisine and experiencing the city’s modern vibrancy.
  4. Archaeological Museum of Sparta:
    • Visit the Archaeological Museum of Sparta to enhance your understanding of the city’s rich history through its exhibits.
  5. Sparta City Exploration:
    • Take a leisurely stroll through the city of Sparta, absorbing its contemporary atmosphere while reflecting on its legendary past.
  6. Overnight Stay in Sparta:
    • Enjoy a restful overnight stay in Sparta, preparing for the next day’s adventures.

 

Optional Day 3: Extended Exploration

  • Archaeological Site of Amyclae:
    • Venture to the nearby archaeological site of Amyclae, an ancient Spartan sanctuary dedicated to Apollo, featuring the famous Throne of Apollo.
  • Taygetos Mountain Exploration:
    • For nature enthusiasts, a trip to Taygetos Mountain offers breathtaking views and a chance to connect with the pristine Greek landscape.
  • Local Artisan Workshops:
    • Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting artisan workshops. Experience traditional craftsmanship and perhaps acquire unique souvenirs.
  • Lunch at a Traditional Taverna:
    • Indulge in authentic Greek cuisine at a traditional taverna. Savor local delicacies and unwind in a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Spartan War Memorial:
    • Pay respects to Spartan warriors at the Spartan War Memorial. Gain insights into the valor and discipline that defined Spartan military prowess.
  • Free Time in Sparta:
    • Enjoy leisure time in Sparta, strolling through its modern streets or relaxing in a local café.
  • Return Journey to Athens:
    • Conclude your Argolis and Sparta adventure with a comfortable return journey to Athens, reflecting on the historical marvels and cultural discoveries.

 

What's Included

Indulge in unparalleled comfort and style with our luxury vehicles. Travel in sophistication and elegance as you explore Greece’s rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes.

Additional Info

  • Itinerary subject to customization based on preferences and time constraints.
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites and additional attractions not included.
  • Opt for a licensed tour guide at an extra cost for a more in-depth historical experience.

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Embark on a three-day odyssey through Argolis and Sparta, delving into the heart of ancient Greek history and culture. Reserve your tour with VIP Tours Athens for an unforgettable exploration of these legendary destinations.

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