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Mystras (Mistras) is a fortified town located on Mount Taygetos in Peloponnese, Greece. Not far from ancient Sparta, the history of Mystras dates back to the 13th century. Over the years, it was alternately occupied by the Byzantines, Turks and Venetians before being abandoned altogether in the 1830s. In 1989, the ruins of Mystras, including the fortress, palace, churches and monasteries, were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The only remaining inhabitants of the town are the nuns at the Pandanassa convent.

One of the highlights of Mystras is the Palace of Despots, which is located at the top of the ruins, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The palace has been undergoing extensive restoration. Another important stop is the 14th century Church of Agia Sofia, which features marble floors and well preserved frescoes. The Cathedral of Saint Demetrius dates back to the 13th century and is home to a small museum of exhibits from ancient and medieval times. The cathedral may be best known as the place where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned in 1449.

One of the best surviving churches in Mystras is the Pandanassa convent, where nuns sell handmade crafts and sometimes offer cool drinks to visitors. Nearby is the Perivleptos Monastery, which dates back to 1310 and contains the most complete set of frescoes in the town. Also of note are the Byzantine Laskaris Mansion, the Vrondohion Monastery and the Church of Agios Theodoroi.

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Open daily 8am-8pm
6km NW of Sparta, Peloponnese, Greece
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Ancient Sparta & Mystras Private Day Tour from Athens

Ancient Sparta & Mystras Private Day Tour from Athens

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Once known as the wonder of Morea, the ancient city of Mystras is an impeccably-preserved Byzantine city built into a towering mountain. It can be difficult to make your own way to Mystras; this private tour takes that difficulty out of the equation. Explore the city described by the UNESCO World Heritage List as a splendid complex of palaces then drive to historic Sparta, where youÔÇÖll visit an ancient citadel and the statue of King Leonidas.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$252.58
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Glorious Sparta & Mystras Private Sightseeing

Glorious Sparta & Mystras Private Sightseeing

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Enjoy a day at the famous Sparta whose attitude of life has inspired generations throughout the centuries! Visit Mystras, the second most significant town during the Byzantine Empire!
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.68
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Discover the South Peloponnese, Mystras and the Mani Peninsula

Discover the South Peloponnese, Mystras and the Mani Peninsula

Mystras and Monemvasia, the great Byzantine castles of the Peloponnese, remain alive and convey to visitors all the story of the past. The fortress town of Mystras with the captivating ruins of churches, libraries, strongholds, and palaces is another Peloponnese UNESCO World-Heritage listed site. Mystras is overlooking the city of Sparta. Among the most important historical sites in the Peloponnese, here is where the Byzantine EmpireÔÇÖs richly artistic and intellectual culture made its last stand. Monemvasia, a Gibraltar-like rock, which forms a small island linked by a bridge, with a medieval village at its base. The village is enclosed within the walls of a castle, with narrow, cobbled streets, flanked by winding stairways that weave between a complex network of stone houses. Diros caves are oneof the most extraordinary caves in Greece. The crystal-studded stalactites and stalagmites are spectacular, in shades of rose, green, amber, black, blood red, and purple.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.03
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5-Day Peloponnese Greece Adventure

5-Day Peloponnese Greece Adventure

This is a 5-day tour like no other in the Peloponnese because it combines all the must-see archaeological and historical sites with the most beautiful, off the usual touristic track, scenery of the region. From Ancient Corinth, Olympia, Messini, Mycenae and Epidaurus to medieval towns of Nafplion, Monemvasia, Methoni, Pylos and Mystras, to spectacular caves of Diros and the Natural habitats of famous Voidokilia and Peroulia beaches, this is one of its kind experience. Marvel at the local traditional cuisine on seafront fish selected restaurants with spectacular view and rest in 4 star exceptional hotels. Travel with our new private luxury MERCEDES BENZ limos - minivans - minibuses in safety,comfort and style and let your local professional English speaking tour driver to make you feel like a local.
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  • 5 days
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Mystras Private Day Trip from Costa Navarino

Mystras Private Day Trip from Costa Navarino

The mountaintop city of Mystras is a UNESCO World Heritage site and among the most impressive Byzantine ruins in Greece. This private full-day tour from Costa Navarino offers ample time to explore the ruins, including the K├ístro, Ay├şa Sof├şa church, and the DespotsÔÇÖ Palace. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sparta Private Tour

Sparta Private Tour

Sparta is one of the most historical destination, an ancient center which is famous for its well organized ancient army . It was founded by the Dorians in the 9th century and developed into the most powerful military city by Lycurgus (law-giver). Leonidas was also a warrior king of the Greek city-state of Sparta. In 480 BC the king Leonidas and 300 Spartans won the huge Persian army.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Peloponnese 7-Day Roads of Wine & Greek Cuisine Tour All Included from Athens
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Peloponnese 7-Day Roads of Wine & Greek Cuisine Tour All Included from Athens

Wine roads and Greek traditions will guide you through history. Explore iconic sites, stunning beaches and traditional picturesque villages, monuments of architecture and culture, legendary ancient cities and fortresses combined with flavors of wine, impeccable local cuisine and hospitality. On our tour, we have harmoniously combined and defined all aspects of your convenience in one impressive tour dedicated to food, wine and the ancient history of our regions, without sacrificing the most important - your free time. We invite you to experience the Peloponnese in a new, more exciting style and experience everything you associate with Greece.
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  • 7 days
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$2,661.85
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Private Day Trip to Mystras from Kalamata (Price per Group)

Private Day Trip to Mystras from Kalamata (Price per Group)

Be the knight or princess of your childhood fairy tales in the Byzantine town of Mystras. Head out of Kalamata for the day to explore the fascinating town of Mystras. Enjoy the scenery during the transfer in the comfortable automobile. Perfect for those coming from a cruise ship! Get inside tips from a local. Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences. An ideal choice for families.
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  • 8 hours
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$408.15
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Argolis-Sparta-Monemvasia-Olympia-Delphi & Meteora Six Day Tour

Argolis-Sparta-Monemvasia-Olympia-Delphi & Meteora Six Day Tour

Our tours and services are flexible and can be adapted to the customerÔÇÖs needs. All our professional drivers have the required certifications and are fluent in English. Their experience will help you feel safe and at easy in one of our well maintained, comfortable vehicles. You will have the added benefit of visiting archaeological sites at different times from the large tour buses and groups of visitors, thus enabling you to experience the wonderful monuments and learn their history at a time of the day when they are not overcrowded. The cost of hiring our services is smaller than purchasing individual tickets from large tour and excursion companies.
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  • 6 days
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$3,698.42
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What are Mystras (Mistras) hours of operation?
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Mystras (Mistras) hours of operation: Open daily 8am-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Mystras (Mistras) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mystras (Mistras) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Mystras (Mistras) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mystras (Mistras) costs USD 151.68. Guided Mystras (Mistras) tours start around USD 151.68 per person.
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