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Archaeological Site of Mystras

Mystras, Sparta Municipality, Greece
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Small-Group Day Trip to Mystras from Kalamata
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Mystras, Sparta Municipality, Greece
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"main gate"
in 8 reviews
"upper entrance"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 6 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 6 reviews
"byzantine history"
in 6 reviews
"upper town"
in 6 reviews
"magical place"
in 3 reviews
"walk up"
in 6 reviews
"information boards"
in 4 reviews
"steep hill"
in 5 reviews
"lower area"
in 3 reviews
"spend half a day"
in 2 reviews
"during summer"
in 2 reviews
"currently under construction"
in 2 reviews
"lower parking"
in 2 reviews
"under reconstruction"
in 2 reviews
"impressive ruins"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Be prepared to be amazed, delighted and exhausted! The castle at the top is epic! The walk from the third level entrance to the top of the castle didn't take too long, about 15 minutes, although it was quite steep and rocky. We walked over...More

Thank Fuchsiagrl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Contrary to many reviews out there, we found the hike around this area very doable and extremely well sign-posted. Yes, of course you do need a pair of sturdy walking shoes - you’re walking on old, rocky, hillside paths after all. It’s also true that...More

Thank fs1966
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A others have said, this is an incredibly sited group of interesting Byzantine buildings. If you are passing be sure to take 2-3 hrs to check it out. I am not sure I would go out of my way to see it though. We took...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long walks uphill await you when you visit. Try to start at the top and do the kastro first, otherwise you won't have any energy left for that climb. Nice site with well preserved churches and streets. Bring water because the vending machines are out...More

Thank MaartenVL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive site. Not a single toilet at a ticket box even. The pathways between some parts are far too arduous. Surely it would not hurt the ethos of the place to put in a few better paths in harder areas. A tiring outing although interesting....More

Thank Kathleen R
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Be brave and put on comfortable shoes..it is worth all the effort! Amazing site with so much to see so much history It is being carefully restored..so different every time you visit. START AT THE TOP and walk down

Thank sandi c
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

One of the most impressive sites on the Peloponnese.... situated on a steep hill, castle, churches, palace, houses, cloisters, more churches. Start early to avoid the heat and crowds. We did het dropped of by our hosts at the upper entrance and walked up to...More

Thank lumaD
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

There are two entrances. We parked at the top fortress gate first and hoofed it up to the castle before it got too warm. Great views and ruins at top but not much else - equivalent to 17 flights of stairs. We then came back...More

Thank brownie6244
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Archaeological city, continues all the way to the mountain. Nice place to walk which needs some physical power. Monastery, churches, palace (was closed at least on 19th of April, seems because of renovation), many buildings ruins ...

Thank Julius M
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Although the castle town was not as impressive as we expected it to be,mainly because the palace was closed to visitors, the nature there was unbelievably beatiful.

Thank Alexandra M
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Ricard R
13 March 2017|
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Response from Christopher T | Reviewed this property |
Ricard - Some of your questions are more appropriate to your research and not a tourism forum, but I will attempt. It's historical importance is limited to how important Byzantine sites are compared to similar sites from... More
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Sandy71769
1 January 2017|
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Response from Christopher T | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you want for your trip. The road from Mystras to Kalamata is spectacular through the gorge, but it is exhausting especially once you are over the top of the pass and on the long winding (and less... More
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KatomeriKaf
18 August 2015|
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Response from OGLH | Reviewed this property |
The site is open every day (except some holidays?), but some buildings may be closed or have limited hours. We started at the bottom (start early) and walked up one way and down (easier in the mid day heat) a different way... More
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