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All reviews lower entrance byzantine city lower town take your time world heritage site bottle of water early in the morning few hours bring water upper part ticket office flip flops an amazing view hiking shoes wear good walking shoes wild flowers three hours
We ended up visiting Mystras as a recommendation from one of our friends as to be fair was not on our to visit list while we were in the Peloponnese this summer.
The site is actually spread over an complex of churches, buildings and houses....More
Caught the local bus to the top gate and climbed up to the top of the castle for great views over Sparta and surrounds, as well as down to the immediate remains of Mystras. This is an incredible place to visit, as the paths are...More
The acropolis and agora, which are to remind of Sparta's greatness, fall into insignificance when compared to what Mystras - an archaeological site just 6 km west of Sparta - has to offer. This wonderful Byzantine fortified town, stretching on the steep slopes of the...More
The museum at Mystras is in the lower part of the town. Part is in the courtyard at Mitropolis basilica, and part is near the entrance. Both are good but small and contain some of the more precious relics which might be liable to being...More
Because the palace at the upper level was closed, we were limited to the ruins above it. Nice but not nearly as comprehensive as the lower complex where you can wander among not only ruins but some of the restored buildings' interiors. Very nice to...More
If you go to Mystras, expect a lot of steep climbing over unsteady surfaces. Expect most of the restored buildings to be churches and not have a lot of signage. I was very disappointed in the site since the focus of the restoration is religious...More
No words to describe exactly for someone who knows byzantine history the beauty and the significance of Mystras.
The place which took place the coronation of the late emperor of Byzantium Konsantinosd Palaiologos.The last defender of Constantinopolis against the Ottomans.Churches build more than 1000 years...More
This is by all means rightfully a UNESO world heritage site. If visiting by car, then I recommend going first all the way up and starting the visit from the top entrance. You will enjoy not only the remains of the centre of Byzantine power,...More
We walked up and down the Mystras ruin city and were blown away by the beautiful Byzantine churches, the grandiose palace of the last emperor of the Byzantine empire. The views of Sparta and the spartan plains are captivating and the keep at the top...More
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There is a public bus from Sparta that goes to very close to mystras. A taxi wasn't too expensive and took us all the way to the top entrance. That have us more flexibility to catch a bus from Sparta to our next destination... More
There is a public bus from Sparta that goes to very close to mystras. A taxi wasn't too expensive and took us all the way to the top entrance. That have us more flexibility to catch a bus from Sparta to our next destination later that day.