Starting with a pickup early in the morning from your accommodation in Athens we will visit the famous Corinth Canal, Sparta and Mystras, while we will marvel the picturesque landscape of the Peloponnese.
A short stop at the famous Corinth Canal is imperative. The canal connects the Ionian Sea with the Aegean Sea, from the canal sea the pictures are awesome. The canal is cut through rock, and is just 6km long, but what is amazing is the near vertical sides, rising 300 feet from the water.
Then we will head on to the captivating town of Sparta. You can visit the museum and the acropolis of Sparta and you will see why it is one of the most famous historical destinations, an ancient city-state famous for its well-organized ancient army. It was founded by the Dorians in the 9th century and developed into the most powerful military city by Lycurgus. The statue of the warrior king Leonidas stands proud reminding the famous Battle of Thermopylae in late 480 BC and the 300 Spartans.
Located only 7 km from Sparta, Mystras or Myzythras was the capital of the Byzantine. Mystras, the ‘wonder of the Morea’, was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin. Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape.
Finally, you can sit back and relax on the drive back to your accommodation in Athens.