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Mystras, Sparta

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#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Laconia Region
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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  • August 16, 2017
    The fort and ruins around the fort was built in 1249, by the Frankish Principate of Achaea, atop the naturally-fortified hill of Myzithra in Lacedaimon. If you;re into Byzantine churches and history t...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    It's quiete beautiful and worth to visit under your own risk. Especially upper part where the castle can be dangerous for children. The entrance fee is 12 euro and we found it very expensive. Till two...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Worth face the heat (better get there early) for this medieval experience among the numerous Byzantine churches. Gym shoes and water are essential. Not suitable for buggies.
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  • June 8, 2017
    Beautiful place with awesome service! Make sure you avoid google maps GPS because it will bring you through a narrow alley up a hill on a road that is barely passable!
  • December 30, 2016
    Absolutely amazing. This is a paradise to rest, you will be surrounded by mountines and very close to the castlea and the plaza. The hotel itself is a piece of ancient art, the ceilings, the ample rooms, the bathrooms, you'll love everything. Mary and Maria are extraordinarily kind and will take care of everything. The breakfas is delicious. There's a lot to park just in front of the hotel.
  • June 25, 2017
    Friendly place, great hospitality!
  • September 30, 2014
    Excellent hotel, quiet location, beautiful surroundings.. wish we could of stayed longer
  • June 19, 2016
    Nice view

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