Visit Sparta, the birth place of the toughest, well trained and well known warriors in the ancient world, The Spartans, and also the Byzantine fortified town of Mistras.
Michael’s Greek Tours will drive you along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf until we reach the Corinth Canal which joins the Saronic Gulf and the Gulf of Corinth(short stop). We continue to drive towards Sparta & Mistras.
Sparta was founded by the Dorian’s in the 9th century B.C. and in the next few years it developed into the most powerful military city in Greece, thanks to the efficient laws, perfected by the law-giver Lycurgus.
The Spartans deferred from the rest of Greeks in the culture, and the way of life. The Spartans character were mostly military, the life of the citizen was dedicated to serving the country, and the art of war.
Mistras, was once a glittering fortress of the Byzantine Empire, with Palaces, houses, monasteries, and churches founded in the 13th century during the Frankish occupation of the Peloponnese. Mistras is now a huge museum of architecture, sculpture and decorative art.
After lunch we’ll drive back to ATHENS ending one of the spectacular tour.