Tour the Castle-Town of Mystras

Byzantine church in Mystras
Discover the historic Mystras Castle, an imposing fortress that was once the capital of the Byzantine state. Established in 1249 CE, the castle is Greece's most important Byzantine monument, sprawling across a steep mountainside. You'll enjoy walking through this preserved archeological site led by a local expert guide.

Mystras is very atmospheric and photogenic, set into three distinct zones representing different historical eras. You'll tour the Upper City (Ano Chora) with the Despot's Palaces, the Lower City (Kato Chora) with the Metropolis, and the Outer City (Exo Chora). Your guide will share important historical information and detail what daily life was like in the city.

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