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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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  • There are 2 entrances to the medieval fortified town of Mystras. If you have plenty of time it makes sense to enter at the top and work your way down. We did a tour from our cruise ship, which was moo...  more »
  • The lower part is the most interesting with 2 monasteries and churches, with wall paintings and a small museum. With the same ticket we can do the upper part. We take the car and you can access the high gate. From there, it takes 15 minutes to set up walk hard. Count rather 25 minutes. From the top, beautiful view. But avoid the heels and shoes, even for the bottom.
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  • Surely if we had enough time we visited this Byzantine Fort in Mystras, but the whole visit lasted about 2 and a half hours and the ticket price was worth them all! The town of Mystras seemed to me really nice, quaint, clean and cared for.
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  • 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.
  • Excellent hotel, quiet location, beautiful surroundings.. wish we could of stayed longer
  • Nice view
  • An amazing and welcoming place
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  • Lovely quiet and comfortable place. Friendly staff
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