Sparta Day Trip
A city which offers you a ‘laconic’ journey back in time throughout Greek history
• Transfer from Kalamata to Sparta.(60 Km / ~2h)
• Guided tour to ancient Sparta (~1 hr)
• Free time for lunch (Optional)
• Visit to Olive Oil Museum (Optional) (~1 hr)
• Departure back to Kalamata (55 Km / ~2h)
Our adventure will start from your hotel, preferably in the morning and in less than two hours we will reach our destination, the famous Sparta.
The route is spectacular, as we will cross the famous mountain of Taygetos so full of myths and traditions. Passing through ravines, tunnels, caves and green forests we will have the opportunity to get to know each other better in order to adjust our tour to your travel needs.
Our first stop for photos will be in Keadas. This was where the Ancient Spartans would…More Info
Modern Sparta was built exactly in the same location as the ancient city. Its origins are from October 20, 1834 when King Otto signed the edict for the construction of the new town.
The ancient site that we will visit afterwards, will astound you. The Acropolis of Ancient Sparta and its monuments, are still standing from the sixth century BC, in defiance of all the centuries gone by. We will see the Ancient Theatre, the Temple of Chalkioikos Athena, the circular building, the remains of the stores of ancient agora, a Persian Gallery and many more. You will have information for each monument that we will see, and for all the events of everyday life of the ancient Spartans and their kings.
Leaving the Acropolis, we will visit the “Tomb of Leonidas,” the most famous king of ancient Sparta. We will feel the respect that harbored the Spartans to their kings and also we will be able to understand their frugal lifestyle.
Our next stop will take us back to the history of modern Sparta. The Olive – Oil Museum, will make us reflect on the importance of this tree to the survival of local people over the centuries. We will learn how our ancestors collected the olive fruits and the technological evolution which has occurred through the years.
After all this information and knowledge you will be exhausted and hungry. Mediterranean traditional dishes at local restaurants will be waiting for us. If you prefer swimming, we can immediately return to your hotel to let you enjoy the sea in the afternoon!
Believe us….it is going to be an experience that you will never forget!
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