Day Trip to Mystras from Kalamata
Enjoy a day trip to Mystras in a luxurious air-conditioned vehicle. Be the knight or princess of your childhood fairy tales in the Byzantine town of Mystras. This tour is also ideal for travelers coming to Kalamata by cruise ships.
Our journey will start at your hotel, preferably in the morning and in less than two hours we will have reached our destination, the castle town of Mystras.
The route is spectacular, as we will cross the famous and full of myths and traditions mountains of Taygetos. Passing through ravines, stone tunnels, caves and green forests.
Our first stop for photos will be in Keadas. Witness the cliff at which Ancient Spartans were bringing and throwing their newborn sick children over, in order to avoid the continuation of the defective genes, that threatened to altered their proud and perfectionist race.
During the trip, you will learn everything about the foundation of the castle town of Mystras, by William Villehardouin the second, in the 12th century AD. For his defeat by the Byzantine emperors and stories of the families of Katakouzenos and Paleologus, who brought Mystras at the peak of its glory in the 13th and 14th century AD. You will be informed about the long history of wars that followed, and the alternation of the conquerors.
You will wander around Acropolis of William, which dominates the top of castle town. In narrow streets at which once walked princesses and Byzantine emperors. In museums within the cluttered walls, full with elements of daily life. In monasteries where nuns are still living. In churches where emperors were enthroned.
Finally, if you're hungry, remember that you are in Greece. Mediterranean traditional dishes at local restaurants are waiting for you. If not, go back to your hotel to enjoy your afternoon swim in the sea.
Join us and feel like the princess or the knight of your childhood fairy tales.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
Duration: 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Port of Kalamata (For cruises)
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.