Sparta Full Day

take a look at the marvellous
sites and spots of Sparta

take a look at the marvellous
sites and spots of Sparta

How we start our trip!

We will pick you up from your preferred location and drive you back in the end of the tour.
Our suggestion if possible is to start your tour at 07:30 am.

First stop...

The Sparta full day tour starts with a 45-mile drive along the National highway to Peloponnese.
We reach the well-known Corinthian canal or else Isthmus canal that connects the Saronic Sea and the Corinthian Sea.
After a short stop for pictures, we continue with a 2 hours drive through the mountains, in central Peloponnese, arriving at Sparta, a prominent city-state in Ancient Greece, situated on the banks of Eurotas River in Laconia, in the southeastern Peloponnese.
Sparta was unique for its social system and constitution, which was completely focused on military training and excellence. That is why Sparta was recognized as the leader of the Greek forces during the Greek-Persians wars.

Next stop...

At the capital of Laconia, we will visit the Acropolis of Sparta, the Archaeological Museum, and the olive oil Museum followed by a scenic drive to Mystras.
Mystras, a fortified town that served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of Peloponnese in the 14th and 15th centuries, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering. The last Byzantine emperor, Constantine XI Palaiologos, was despot at Mystras before he came to the throne at Constantinoupolis.
We conclude our visit to Sparta and Mystras by having lunch at a local restaurant tasting the Greek cuisine.
After the conclusion of the Sparta tour, we will arrive to Athens by driving along the National highway.

Entrance fees, lunch or dinner costs are not included in the price of the chosen tour.

The duration of the tour is 9-10 hours.


Your English-speaking tour driver will explain about the ancient monuments that you are about to visit, the ancient history of Greece and interesting facts about historical and modern-day Greece but is not allowed by law to accompany you in the sites.
H.P.Tours cooperates with licensed tour guides all over Greece who have the right by law to accompany visitors into the sites.

The local English-speaking licensed tour guides at Sparta and Mystras is 220 Euros.

We will only book the licensed tour guides if needed. It is not compulsory. The decision is yours either to have a licensed tour driver or a licensed tour driver and a licensed tour guide.

• For students from E.U (student id is required)
• Free entrance: For children up to 5 years old
• Free entrance: For children up to 25 years old from E.U Countries
• Reduced entrance fee for students outside the E.U
• Reduced entrance fee for children from 6 up to 25 years old outside the E.U
• Reduced entrance fee for citizens over 65 years old from E.U Countries

• 12 Euros for the Acropolis of Sparta, the Museum and Mystras
• 4 Euros for the Olive Oil museum

• Winter: From November 1 to March 31 08:30 until 15:00
• Summer: From April 1 to October 31 08:00 until 19:30
• January 1st: closed
• January 6th: 08:30 until 15:00
• Shrove Monday: 08:30 until 15:00
• March 25th: closed
• Good Friday: 12:00 until 17:00
• Holy Saturday: 08:30 until 15:00
• Easter Sunday: closed
• Easter Monday: closed
• May 1st: closed
• Holy Spirit day: 08:30 until 15:00
• August 15th: 08:30 until 15:00
• October 28th: 08:00 until 15:00
• December 25th: closed
• December 26th: closed
• Olive oil museum closed every Tuesday