Sparta – Mystras – Nafplion – Epidaurus – Mycenae

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A few words about Mystras


Mystras, the “wonder of the Morea”, situated on Mount Taygetos, near ancient Sparta. Is a fortified town in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress, erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin. Ten years later, in a battle in northern Greece, Villehardouin was defeated and captured by the Byzantine Emperor. The terms for his release included giving Mystra to the Byzantine Greeks. Under their rule, the city flourished and developed into a centre of learning and the arts and was a focal point for the cultural development of Europe. It served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries. Since then and until 1460 that fell into the hands of the conqueror Mohammed ,Mystras is administrated  by two imperial families,  Katakouzinos and Palaiologos. Last Despot of Mystras was Konstantinos Palaiologos, the so-called Dragasis, from 1443 until 1449, when it was crowned  emperor of Byzantium  in 12th March of 1449 at Mystras, in the church of St. Demetrius. The last emperor of Byzantium, Constantine XI Palaeologos. Experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering,the site remained inhabited throughout the Ottoman period. In the 1830s, it was abandoned and the new town of Sparti was built, approximately eight kilometres to the east, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins.



2 days tour Mystras – Sparta – Nafpion

Two days tour from Athens to Mystras – Sparta and overnight in Naflion.

First day visiting the Byzantine Town – Castle of Mystras and sort stop in Sparta.

Same day we drive to Nafplion for overnight.

Second day we visit the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, Archaeological site of Mycenae, quick stop at chanel of Corinth and return to Athens.

This destination can be combined by visiting Meteora,Delphoi,Ancient Olympia, Mystras, Sparta, Nafplion, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Corinth, as a 5 days tour.

The days of each tour can be increased or dicreased, upon customer’s wish.




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