Mystras, Sparta

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. Use our Sparta online vacation planner to add Mystras and other attractions to your Sparta vacation plans.
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  • The journey to the castle of mistras in fascinate, to carry in Byzantium, especially in the late Byzantine period. The walls, temples, monasteries, overall all buildings very well preserved. The Church of St. Demetrius, the monastery of Pantanassa ... Admire the mosaics, frescoes, murals ... All to impress! The view from tall, rise up, great. Essential sports shoes, hat, casual look. Is it worth this ascent from every point of view!
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  • This place is a must when you go to Sparti or in other words I can say that it may be the only reason to be around there. But be prepared to walk a lot. The tickets cost 6 € without any discount and i...  more »
  • After a grand tour of Greece, one of the best places to visit in the Peloponnese. Magnificent abbeys and natural exotic.
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  • 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!
  • Great place, amazing hospitality!
  • 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.
  • Great boutique hotel great staff
  • Friendly place, great hospitality!

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