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Mystras, Sparta

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • We arrived after dinner, so weather for exploring and hiking uphill, lifting were more than suitable. Amazing place, very beautiful nature is interwoven with the Byzantine buildings, wonderfully peaceful sense of calm, the air is saturated with the scents of herbs, pine needles, colours and Earth! This is probably one of the most beautiful places that I've seen in Greece Really recommend
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  • Good Byzantine experience. Lots of small churches with frescos and a great view from the castle at the top of the citadel. There are no facilities so take water and good stout shoes. 
  • Although some points are closed due to maintenance works worth a visit as long as you don't have too much heat. Be careful to go to some wc before reach the destination because you will need enough time in monuments and has no wc somewhere near.
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  • Mystras Inn Hotel low prices High quallity!
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