From Athens: Meet your private driver in the lobby of your hotel for your early departure. Begin your drive towards the west area of Athens and make a quick stop to see the Corinth canal.
From Nafplio town: Ride on to the central Peloponnese and you will arrive at the 1989 declared UNESCO world heritage archaeological site of the mystical tower town of Mystras (next to Sparta) in just 2 hours, without any unnecessary stops that many scheduled bus tours make.
Sparta was the ancient rival of Athens and known for her fierce warriors.
The Mystras Byzantine ruins are one of the best archaeological sites you can see in the area. Be the knight or princess of your childhood fairytales in the Byzantine town of Mystras. Wander around the castle city and sense through the silence the city’s sheer grandeur: the Palace of the Despots, the Houses of Laskaris and Frangopoulos, the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Dimitrios, and the impressive Monasteries of Our Lady Pantanassa, and of Our Lady Perivleptos.
In the town of Sparta, you can visit the modern Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil. Here you can discover all there is to know about olive oil, an important staple of Greek life.
Next, enjoy a sit-down, traditional Greek afternoon lunch before returning to your vehicle and start your drive back towards Athens or Nafplio.