Ancient Olympia, Unesco's World Heritage Site - Mythical Greece
Ancient and Medieval Mythical Greece Tour
3 UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Admire the Medieval late Byzantine era and be impressed by the roots of Ancient Greeks through an amazing 4-day tour to Ancient and Medieval Mythical Greece including 3 UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The highlights of this mythical tour in Greece are Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Pylos with the palace of Nestor, Ancient Messene, one of the most important excavated cities of Greece, Mystras, the “wonder of the Morea”, Sparta, the city of King Leonidas, Ancient Corinth and finally Acrocorinth.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Ultimate
Group Size Medium Group
AT A GLANCE WHAT WE WILL VISIT AT PELOPONNESE
4 days with Mythical Greece tours including 3 UNESCO’S World Heritage Sites
- The strategical Corinth Canal
- Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games including the stadium, the Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of the Olympic Games
- Pylos with the Palace of Nestor described in Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad as Nestor’s kingdom of “sandy Pylos”
- Ancient Messene, the Ecclesiasterion-Odeion, the Bouleuterion, the Theatre, the Arsinoe Fountain, the Agora and the Stadium
- Kalamata, the second biggest city of the Peloponnese peninsula
- Mystras, also called the “wonder of the Morea” including the late Byzantine city, the palaces complex and the Metropolis or church of Hagios Demetrios, Hodegetria and Pantanassa
- Sparta, the city of King Leonidas including his burst, the Museum of the Olive and Greek Oil, the National Stadium, the Roman theater and the Acropolis of Sparta
- Corinth and Acrocorinth with its temple dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite
Excellent value of money
- Hotel accommodation 3 & 4 stars
- Breakfast every day in buffet style
- Professional and local English speaking tour leader for the entire journey
- Transportation – Tours of the program with a luxury air-conditioned vehicle and free wifi
- Entrance fees to all the archaeological sites and museums
- All transfers as per itinerary
- Flight tickets
- Transfer from and to the airport
- Visa fees and entry clearing fees
- Lunches and Dinners
- Liquors, beers, drinks and bottled beverages
- Photography accessories like cameras etc.
- Tour Guide in all archaeological sites, upon request
- Hotel accommodation tax
- Other possible taxes
- Anything specified as optional
ATHENS - ISTHMUS OF CORINTH - ANCIENT OLYMPIA
We depart from Syntagma Square in Athens at 8:00 to visit the UNESCO’S World Heritage Archaeological site of Olympia. On our way, we will make a stop at the Isthmus of Corinth where we will enjoy the view or a quick our coffee. On our arrival in the compact village of Olympia, we will visit the most famous sight of Peloponesse, the Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of the Olympic Games. We arrive at the hotel and get settled. Free time for relaxation or for walking in the paved streets in the village of Olympia.
ANCIENT OLYMPIA - PYLOS - ANCIENT MESSENE - KALAMATA
We take our tasteful breakfast at the hotel and we depart for the Palace of Nestor in Pylos which is described in Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad as Nestor’s kingdom of “sandy Pylos”. The archaeological site is considered one of the best-preserved Mycenaean Greek palace discovered. Then, we leave for Ancient Messene which is one of the most important excavated cities of Greece as well as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Archaeological site. We will admire the Ecclesiasterion-Odeion, the Bouleuterion, the Theatre, the Arsinoe Fountain, the Agora and the Stadium. We leave for Kalamata where we find our hotel and get settled. Free time in the second largest city of the Peloponnese peninsula.
KALAMATA - MYSTRAS - SPARTA
We take our tasteful breakfast at the hotel and we depart for the UNESCO’s World Heritage Archaeological site of Mystras, also called the ”wonder of the Morea” which retained its completeness as a fortified urban unit of the late-Byzantine period. Based on UNESCO, the fortress town of Mystras has an outstanding universal value. We will visit the well-preserved monuments which strongly demonstrate its importance as one of the most notable administrative and ecclesiastical centers of its era. Specifically, we will admire the Metropolis or church of Hagios Demetrios, Hodegetria and Pantanassa as well as the palace complex, the old and majestic mansions and houses. We leave Mystras behind and head to the city of Sparta, with a stop at Kaiadas, the chasm of death, the place where the Ancient Spartans threw the criminals, the traitors, the prisoners and possibly even deformed infants, as Pausanias and Thucydides wrote. In Sparta, we will visit the Museum of Olive and Greek Olive Oil, which is an introduction to the history and culture of olive oil production in Greece. We will continue our tour on foot and we will sightsee the bust of King Leonidas that stands at the entrance of the National Stadium of Sparta, where it’s believed that the bones of the kings of Sparta and the heroes of Thermopylae still lie buried there. We will climb up to the ancient Acropolis of Sparta and we will admire the Roman theater as well as the outstanding view of the city that spreads out like a chessboard. We arrive at the hotel and get settled. Free time for relaxation.
SPARTA - CORINTH - ACROCORITNH - ATHENS
We take our tasteful breakfast at the hotel and we depart for Ancient Corinth, an ancient city that was first inhabited in the Neolithic period. We will visit the Temple of God Apollo, Lechaion Street, the Fountain of Peirene, the Roman Odeion, the Ancient Theater and the Acropolis of Ancient Corinth, also called the Acrocorinth. We finish our tour by returning to Athens. However, you can continue your tour by choosing the excursion Cape Sounion and Marathon at a preferential price.
Unesco's World Heritage Site - Mythical Greece
All the hotels that collaborate with Mythical Greece provide excellent services in order to satisfy the most special requirements of our customers. It is for granted that most of the hotels will surely surprise every foreign traveler with the Greek hospitality, also called “filoxenia” and the fresh ingredients that they use at breakfasts, meals and dinners. We strive to accomplish the most unique experience on every tour package that we organize.
- Hair dryer
- Internet connection
- 24 hour Front Desk Services
- Room services
- King size bed
- Our rates do not include the residence tax of Article 53 of Law 4389/2016, per daily use of each room/suite, effective from 1 January 2018. Room rate per night is charged directly at the hotel. In the event of a change, through a clarification of the Ministry of Finance, the way this tax or other tax/fee is paid, our pricing policy will be modified accordingly
Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. All citizens from EU and Schengen countries travel to Greece only with the Identity Card or the passport. Citizens coming from countries that have not yet signed the Schengen Agreement must acquire further detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to their nationality from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important to check for the latest information. Visas are the responsibility of all travelers.
No way! Our travelers’ safety is the most essential and necessary part of every tour. We have the best agreement with Loyd’s and the travel insurance cost included in the final price.
Tap water is safe in Greece unless it’s marked on some of Greece’s small and remote islands.
Credit cards are accepted by most stores in Greece. The best is to ask first the stores that you are going to visit before buying anything. Make sure to carry cash in case credit cards are not an option.
ATMs are widely available in most towns and cities in Greece.
The Internet can easily be accessed at hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants, museums and central squares in most cities and major towns.
Ensure that global roaming is activated with your service provider before arriving in Greece. Mobile phone coverage is very good, however, on some of Greece’s more remote islands, it may not be available.
The tour guide for the archaeological sites can be included in the tour only upon request.
The presence of the tour guide is considered optional and its fee is not included in the final price of the tour. Based on the demand, the cost for his service will be shared and the tourist guide will be paid on site.
You can fill our form as an interest-bearing event and you will be informed of the cost before your arrival.
Some important costs you need to know are the following:
Water (0.33 liter bottle): 0,50€
Greek takeaway coffee: 1-3€
Greek coffee in a cafe: 3-5€
Greek takeaway souvlaki: 2-3€
Beer in a bar or cafeteria: 4-6€
One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1,40€
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 7€
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 10-20€ / per person
Tips are optional in Greece.