8 days in Athens, Sparta & Monemvasia Itinerary

8 days in Athens, Sparta & Monemvasia Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 1 night
Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Beirut

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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary app.

Beirut, Lebanon to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Beirut in December: high temperatures in Athens hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Sparta.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Sparta — 3 nights

Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Sparta: Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas) and Kolokotroni House (in Piana). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mystras, cruise along Langada Pass, get to know the fascinating history of Archaeological site of Mystra, and see the interesting displays at The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sparta trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Sparta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Athens in December, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Sparta. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Nature
Side Trips

Monemvasia — 1 night

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 9th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress.

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Drive from Sparta to Monemvasia in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites