Ancient Corinth - Nemea - Nafplio - Sparta - Mystras
Located on the isthmus which connects mainland Greece with the Peloponnese, surrounded by fertile plains and blessed with natural springs, Corinth was an important city in Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman times. Its geographical location, role as a centre of trade, naval fleet, participation in various Greek wars, and status as a major Roman colony meant the city was, for over a millennium.Nafplio was the first capital of Greece, and beauty, culture, history and tradition characterize this wonderful city. The beautiful old city has a wealth of narrow alleyways and streets, steep stairs, taverns serving delicious Greek food, lively bars, clubs and cafés, a lovely seafront promenade, and enough sights to fill a week.
Sparta was a warrior society in ancient Greece that reached the height of its power after defeating rival city-state Athens in the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.). Spartan culture was centered on loyalty to the state and military service. At age 7, Spartan boys entered a rigorous state-sponsored education, military training and socialization program. Let the journey begin
Drive in luxury through a beautiful road trip at canal of Corinth. The Corinth Canal is an important navigational route which once allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Continue at Ancient Corinth. In Greek Corinth there were cults to Aphrodite (protectress of the city), Apollo, Demeter Thesmophoros, Hera, Poseidon, and Helios and various buildings to cult heroes, the founders of the city. Just few km further we arrive at Nemea. The Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea developed in the beginning of the 6th century BC, with the institution of the Panhellenic Nemean Games in a region where human activity had been present since prehistoric times. The Stadium of Nema, which could accomodate 40.000 spectators, was built 400 m SE of the Temple of Zeus. Drive to Argolis through wonderful off road routes where you can enjoy and take photographs of this magical ancient site. Continue at beautiful Nafplio and to our resort. You can walk through its beautiful narrow alleys, view the wonderfull landscapes and enjoy a delicious traditional meal.
This morning after you have a good breakfast we drive to ancient Epidaurus. Probably the most beautiful and best preserved of its kind, the theater of Epidaurus was built in the 4th century BC by Polykleitos the Younger. Due to its excellent acoustics and condition, the ancient theater is still used today. We dive into the history with a visit in the Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus. It hosts architectural parts from the temple and the buildings of the shrine, as well as inscribed columns and pedestals, altars, bronze medical equipment, sculpted votive offerings and tablets, representations of the Asclepius temple (4th c. BC). We continue though a beautiful off road route to Sparta and famous Mystra. In the center of the city is the Archaeological Museum. The ruins of ancient Sparta lie north of the city. Entering by the South Gate of the Acropolis, known as Lakedaemonia, there is the Rotunda, the Theatre and the Temple of Athena Chalkioikos to the West. Continue to Mystras, the 'wonder of the Morea', was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin. Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape.
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