Departing from Athens after approximately 2 ½ hours drive we reach our first stop Ancient Sparta. There you will have the chance to see:
The Tomb of Leonidas
Archaeological Museum: with artifacts discovered in the surrounding area of Sparta.
Olive museum: Unique in Greece, it is located in the heart of Laconia, one of the main olive producing locations in Greece.
We continue a 6 km distance from Sparta to reach: Castle of Mystras:Where the Byzantine State of Peloponnese used to be. Today it is ruined with some buildings being restored, such as the palaces. Today a valuable source of Knowledge of the history, the art and the culture of the last two centuries of Byzantium. There are also churches ana monasteries to visit:
Cathedral Of Saint Dimitrios
Church of Panagia Odigitria (or Theotokos the guide)
Church of Saint Theodores
Church Of Saint Sophia
Monastery of Panagia Perivleptos
Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa (female monastery)
After having lunch at the area at a local tavern we will drive to Nafplio to spend the night.
2nd day Highlights
After breakfast and a visit at Palamidi Castle (the impressive fortress at the top of Nafplio city) we depart.
Our first stop is going to be Mycenae: he place where the Cyclopean Walls are, the Lions Gate as also the Treasury of Atreus known as the Tomb of Agamemnon.
Next we visit Ancient Corinth: In the archaeological area you will see ruins of where the city of Ancient Corinth used to be, one of the wealthiest city states in Ancient Greece. In the museum you will find statues, mosaics, pottery and other artifacts from that era.
There will be of course stop for lunch at a tavern to taste local greek cuisine.
Our final stop before returning back to Athens is going to be the Canal of Corinth: A 6 km long Canal connecting the Peloponnese peninsula with the mainland.