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Mystras, Sparta

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Uninhabited for nearly 200 years, Mystras is a fortified town with a long history. In 1249, William of Villehardouin commissioned the castle to be built atop a large hill that overlooked the town. For many years, the castle passed hands as the town fell victim to siege after siege by various ancient civilizations. Despite a revolving ownership, the town often played a central political and cultural role, from acting as the seat of the Byzantine military governor to being the capital of the Despotate of Morea. Wander through the ruins of the ancient city, and enjoy the views of Sparta below. Put Mystras and other Sparta attractions into our Sparta itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Though we found many times in the area of Taygetos, we had only once tried to go, but we were disappointed by the unacceptable behaviour of a woman security guard, which drove away, because we went day holiday. Then he had made reference to the Ministry of culture, and fortunately the law changed and the site is open and public holidays. We were astonished by the scenery, which was even more beautiful because of snow. Well-preserved churches cause only admiration. High-level architecture.
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  • My wife and I drove this mythical quoted on a beautiful sunny day. It was great! We understand why this site is part of the UNESCO. It is so well preserved that it feels like the time when you walk in these old paths of rocks. Must see!
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  • If you have a few free hours and you are close to Sparti this archeological site is required. Best period for visit october-may. 
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  • Very disappointed with the staff attitude. Didnt bring me the food I have ordered and after I said so she tried to charge us anyways. The wine was off and after we pointed it out we had to pay for it anyways. She charged us for complimentery bread which we didn't order. And she was just plainly rude to us... If you can go eat somewhere else do that because the food didn't taste good and also was quite pricy.
  • Mystras Inn Hotel low prices High quallity!