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Unique place of Byzantine glory, even though many of the old buildings are partly destroyed. However, the restorations that have been made are excellent. The lady at the entrance was very very helpful. A 'must visit' if you happen to be around.
Mystras is a magical place especially in Spring, in March to be exact. This has been my 3rd visit in 11 years and I always timed it for late March. This year, more than any other year the wildflowers gave such an incredible display and...More
This visit to Mystras was amazing. We took the bus up until the Hotel "Xenia" and then walked to the lower entrance which was less than 10 minutes walking. The staff was amazing, answering any questions and opening churches that were previously closed. I believe...More
I have been to this part of Greece three times in the past 30 or so years, and this summer we visited Sparta, Monemvasia, and Mycenae but missed Mystras. This was certainly not my choice as the medieval Byzantine city of Mystras is both beautiful,...More
In Greece obviously you’re looking basically for the monuments from the Ancient times. However this is a treasure from the Middle Ages in an outstanding concentration. If you appreciate the beauties of the Byzantine art,here you can find them in abundance. Some churches are still...More
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
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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.