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Mystras & Olive Oil Museum tour

Full Day Family Private Trip to Mystras

Enjoy a full day tour to Mystras and Mount Taygetus, the highest mountain of the Peloponnese whose name is associated with the nymph Taygete, the daughter of Atlas. 

The road ascends to the top of Taygetus and descends through the Lagkada gorge to the Byzantine city of Mystras. The road meets the river Nedontas and passes through the authentic villages of Artemisia, Piges and Alagonia in the heart of the mountain. The villages have beautiful paved squares with traditional coffee shops for you to rest from the winding road and the children to safely play outdoors.

The road reaches the top of the mountain and then continues down to the gorge and the Kaiadas chasm in Trypi, where the ancient Spartans threw their handicapped babies to maintain their “pure race”. In Trypi, get off the old national road to the fortified Byzantine city of Mystras, one of the most important centers of the Byzantine Empire (1280-1400 AD). 

The Castle has a lower and an upper entrance. Walk downhill together with an experienced tour guide that will make your tour easier and more attractive for kids with stories from the life of the last kings of the Byzantine Empire.

You will visit the Frankish and Ottoman monuments as you walk on its Byzantine paths and then you visit the city of heroes, Sparta and the breathtaking Olive Oil museum where you discover the history and traditions of Greek Olive Oil.

How to book

This private tour is ideal for families with children of all ages and it operates throughout the year (Museum closed every Tuesday). It cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Mani.

Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.