This Greece Tour will take you from Athens to the Corinth Canal, ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Argos, Nafplio, ancient Sparta, Mystras, Diros cave and back to Athens. Duration: 3 days/ 2 days
Highlights of the three (3) days Argolis, Sparta, Mystras, Diros Cave Greece tour
- The impressive Corinth canal
- The temple of Apollo in ancient Corinth,
- The statue of king Leonidas in Sparta
- The byzantine churches in Mystras
- The one unique Diros cave
Description for the three (3) days Argolis, Sparta, Diros Cave private tour in Greece
Day 1: Athens – Corinth Canal – Corinth – Kenchreai – Epidaurus – Nafplion
Our Athens taxi tours driver will drive you along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf until we reach the Corinth Canal, where we will make a short stop to take in the breathtaking view of the Isthmus. Our Greece private taxi sightseeing continues and shortly thereafter we reach the ancient town of Corinth where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. Back in the ancient times Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the large agora (marketplace) and the Temple Apollo (dated to the 6th century B.C). We will visit the Isthmus at the site of the ancient port of Kenchreai, where St. Paul disembarked when he arrived to Corinth.
After lunch our private taxi tour continues visiting EPIDAURUS and its theater (Epidaurus theater), famous for its remarkable acoustics. Our Athens taxi tours driver will drive you you to the pretty town of Nafplion, the first capital of Modern Greece. After lunch visit the Venetian fortress of Palamidi and enjoy a free afternoon to wander around the old streets of Nafplion, or you even to go swimming. Dinner & overnight in Nafplion.
Day 2: Nafplion – Sparta
In the morning our Athens taxi tours driver will travel you to Sparta. The city of Sparta was one of the major city states in ancient Greece situated in the southern part of the Peloponnese. The area around the town of Sparta, the Plateau east of the Taygetos mountains, was generally referred as Lakonia which term was sometimes used for all the regions under direct Spartan control, including Messenia. Visit the Archaeological Museum, Museum of Olive, Statue of Leonidas, The Acropolis, Temple of Artemis, The Theatre, The Menelaion, The Cathedral, Eurotas River, Public Library. Overlooking Sparta, on a steep hill is the archeological site of Mystras. This is one of the six places designated as a World Heritage center by UNESCO, that we are able to visit during this trip to Greece. It’s design as a Late Byzantine fortified settlement, makes it important enough to be on the World Heritage List. Overnight in Sparta.
Day 3: Diros cave: A Journey into Nature’s Magic
After breakfast, Athens taxi tours will drive you to visit Diros cave one of the world’s most beautiful caves is located on the western shores of the Laconic Peninsula, on the Gulf of Diros, under the minimalist landscape of Mani where nature, with incomparable deftness and patience, has carved a miracle surpassing any imagination. Stark-white stalagmites and stalactites, impressive curtains and sparkling crystals embellish each one of its corners, creating a breathtaking spectacle, one of the best in the world. After lunch we will return to Athens driving through the beautiful landscape of Peloponnese.
You can customize your Greece private tour at anytime on the way or before your arrival contacting Athens taxi tours.