Ancient Mystras

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Ancient Mystras

Clinging to the mountainside 650 meters above sea level and overlooking the historical Spartan valley you will find the Ancient City of Mystas. Once the capital of the Peloponnese and of the Byzantine empire Mystras reflects this glorious past. Steeped in history it was the center of excellence for the arts and learning during the period.

The sites 700-year history and the wonders of its glorious past are is reflected through its many houses and churches and monasteries. This UNESCO site is not to be missed.

The journey to Mystras is described as the most beautiful journey in the Peloponnese. As we travel up and over the Taygetos mountains we will reach a height of 1400 meters before we descend down into the stunning Langada pass and gorge. It is then we catch the first glimpse of Mystras clinging to the side of the mountain 650 meters above sea level.

Once the capital of the Peloponnese and of the Byzantine empire Mystras reflects this glorious past. Steeped in history it was the center of excellence for the arts and learning during the period.

Within Mystras you will  visit the fortress, the walls, the gates, mansions, houses and the convent.  Of the original 25 churches that were built here many still survive and have their original frescos.

To fully explore the site and to maximize sightseeing, the coach drops guests off at the top gate and meets up later at the bottom gate.

When you finish your exploration of the site we will take you on a short drive to the modern City of Sparta where you will have some free time before we make our return journey.

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Notes:-

There is an additional entrance fee. Concessions apply for senior adults and children.

Suitable for all ages. Not suitable for guests with walking difficulties as the terrain is uneven and classed as steep.

Lunch is not included in the price.

Comfort stops are made on route.

Sensible shoes recommended.

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