Sparta lies southwest of Athens on the Peloponnese peninsula; it was one of the most important city-states in ancient Greece renowned for its warrior culture, its political independence and its long-term rivalry with Athens. A visit to Sparta is of great historical and archaeological interest with visits to the archaeological museum of the city, the temple of Artemis, the Acropolis of Sparta where we shall visit the ruins of the ancient palace and city, as well as the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, which is telling of the culture and technology of the ancient Greeks. You may visit Sparta on a day trip from Athens or as part of a multi-day excursion in the wider region of the Peleponnese.
The tour from Athens follows the scenic coastal route to Corinth stopping at the Isthmus and the ancient city of Corinth. The visit to Sparta may be combined with visits to surrounding cities like Mystras thereby informing the discovery of the various historical periods that the city has gone through.