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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 town with a rich history and many churches that each has its history! Enchanting scenery enchant!
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  • Actually I did gymnastics. Explore the churches and other places but with attention to detail. Very good job on the restoration of temples and buildings in General
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  • The castle town of Mystras is something straight out of a movie. Towers, churches, palaces, frescos ... this place has it all. A great insight into the life and times of the Byzantine. There is a fair...  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!