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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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  • What amazing site! And even more impressive to visit in the pouring rain. Avoid it if possible, but when we don't have the choice, we still enjoy very carefully because the slope is tough! Beautiful churches with frescoes from the 14 and 15th centuries. Deserves to be ranked in the world heritage of UNESCO.
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  • The town is cute and nice to walk through. The restaurants near are good. The hotel is very nice. The castle at the top of the hill is a great stop and has fantastic views. 
  • Mystras is a special place. It is not as old as most of the highly touted Greek ruins, but is a more complete and, dare I say, more interesting than most of the others. You can really get a feel of da...  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!