Guided tour: Mystras – Sparta – Gytheion
Mystras or Mistras known as Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea, is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Situated on Mt. Taygetos, near ancient Sparta, it served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering. The site remained inhabited throughout the Ottoman period, when it was mistaken by Western travellers for ancient Sparta. In the 1830s, it was abandoned and the new town of Sparti was built, approximately eight kilometres to the east. Visit of the archaeological site (from the top to the bottom) + museum.
Duration of visit: almost 2,5 hours
Admission: €12 (archaeological site + museum), reduced $6 (visitors over 65 years old), free entrance for children coming from the EU (check with our guide and at the ticket office if coming from other countries).
Water, hat and sunglasses, loose clothing and comfortable shoes needed.