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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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  • A very nice climb to the castle of mistras, through churches and cobblestone streets that surround it, from above the gorgeous view. It is worth seeing the interior space of the Metropolis, you will be amazed!!!!
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  • MISTRA I went in October and gotcha day with amazing weather. Apart from the impressive buildings, particularly attractive was the natural wealth of the region. I recommend to all lovers of Byzantine culture and nature, to visit this dreamy place which is, in my opinion, one of the most well-preserved monuments of Greek history.
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  • A truly amazing ancient Greek site! Not as well known as other, more "classical" sites, this is a must see nonetheless. Try to see it in the spring if you can - not only will you escape the tremendous...  more »
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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!