Sparta - Bred for Battle! The legendary period
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Sparta - Bred for Battle! The legendary period

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• The Archaeological Museum of Sparta with its amazing artifacts and statues, and contains; Roman sculptures, small objects from sanctuaries at Sparta, mosaics, Laconian reliefs, inscribed stella from the temple of Artemis Orthia, prehistoric collections.
• The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil witch is nicely set and it is very informative of the history of the olive cultivation and the produce of olive oil since ancient times. Here you will find out about the many varieties of olives and all the relevant details, and see many works of the art figure from over fifteen thousand years old fossilized leaves coming from Santorini.
• The Acropolis of Sparta situated on a hillside just outside the town center and consists of the ancient Roman Agora, Temple of Athena Chalkionos, the Theatre, the church of the Christ Sovoir, the cyclical building and the remains of many other elements. Visiting the remains of the Acropolis, you may still see traces of the Spartan glory.
• The ancient theater of Sparta, is an atmospheric site. Two walls were composed of limestone while the center and the stage were white marble. At the Byzantine era much of the marble that formed the seats was removed to use it for the building of Mistras. What is left today, is only the orchestra, the stage and few other excavations have been of it excavated. Although there aren’t a lot of ruins left in place due to all past wars, it has a great atmosphere and you can imagine the theater built into the side of the hill. You get a real sense of space.
• Temple of Artemis Orthia at the entrance of the city. This is the place Spartan boys became men. maybe the ruins themselves are not anything fabulous but if you want to see authentic stuff, this is worth visiting. Visiting the temple of Artemis will tell you more than thousand words.

The Menelaion is one of worlds most astounding places, and you will be in beautiful setting with the most glorious views. You look over the ancient Evrotas valley and Sparta and see the majestic peaks of the Taygetos mountains. There are two impressing monuments at this place, a bronze age palace and a classical/hellenistic shrine. Both are well preserved.

Mystras only 7km from Sparta, Mystras was the capital of the Despotate of Morea and the second city of the Byzantine Empire for long period of its history. A unique site for anyone into history and the relation art / history / religion / culture. The place is mystic with Byzantine ruins and you can walk inside the ancient castle. Explore the byzantine Churches are still standing in good shape with magnificently preserved frescoes.
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  • A professional English speaking driver with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licenced by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Road tolls and local taxes
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
Not included
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
  • Gratuities
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities following the program mentioned above.
  • Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost to escort you inside the archaeological sites and museum according to the program.
  • Food and drinks
  • Athens International Airport transfers can be arranged on request
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is formal
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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