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Interesting visit
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As soon as we reached Mystras, we saw a nice square with plane trees and a couple of restaurants in the square. The road to the Byzantine Castle made a lot of sharp turns and we had to be very careful. But the view from up there to the plain of Sparti were enough to draw our attention, so make sure to keep your eyes on the road. The castle has two entrances: the main entrance where we saw the Cathedral and the Monastery of Pandanassa which is still open to public today. The monastery was filled with amazing wall paintings and the decoration is inspired from the Gothic art. Right next to Mitropolis is the Museum of Mystras. We were impressed by the jewelry and all the exhibits. Mostly churches have survived in Mystras today and only few ruins from houses. A short drive, there is the Cavern of Keadas but unfortunately the entrance is closed from rock shift.



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Lovely site and village
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We visited Mystras on a one day trip, while we were in Sparta. Mystrasis only some km away from Sparta and we thought to spend a day there. Mind that the Mystras itself is uninhabited! The castle was left abandoned after the Turkish dominations and at the moment there are no citizens at all inside the castle. Walking through the castle however is still very interesting. There are many churches too, one of them is the host to the last people staying there, the nuns. If I were you, I would start my visit to Mystras on a morning, since, apart from walking around the castle ruins and churches, there is actually nothing you can do. Once we were done there, we moved to the village nearby, called New Mystras. When the citizens of Mystras abandoned the castle, some of them created this little village next to their old hometown. In new Mystras, there are some places to eat and it is actually inhabited.



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Do not miss Keadas Cave
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We visited Mystras last August but we arrived there late, as the site was about to close (it closes at seven in the evening). So, we just saw it from a hill above. The modern village of Mystras was very picturesque and had old, stone buildings. The square was dominated by traditional mansions, which had turned into hostels, and grilled steak was smelling all over. Three minutes on foot from the square, there is a statue of Konstantinos Paleologos, the last Byzantine Emperor who was crowned in Mystras. The Greeks always think of this person with respect.

About 2 km from the village of Mystras, there is the Cave of Keadas, in Tripi village, where it is said that the ancient Spartans threw their handicapped children. Keadas is today not allowed to go close because of rock slidings. If you approach a bit, you will feel a light chilly breeze coming up from the cave. People said that this breeze is the soul of the lost children.



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It gives a medieval sense
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Mystras is a nice archaeological site close to Sparta. We were there this August as part of our driving around Peloponnese. Climbing to the top of Mystras was quite tiring, as it was a terribly hot morning. (Going down was certainly easier and much quicker!). So, if you want to see Mystras all over it, better go in the evening, at around 5 o'clock as the site closes at 7. It needs about two hours to see all these lovely churches, the museum, the ruined gates, the old walls of Mystras. But you get a view of the Byzantine glory and you get to understand why the architecture of Greece is still influenced by the Byzantines. I liked best the church of Agioi Theodoroi, really lovely church. If you are not in a hurry to continue your trip, spend the night in the nearby village of Mystras, the modern village actually. It is a picturesque place with some taverns in the square. Prefer to stay in Mystras, not Sparta, because the atmophere of the village is more impressive and calm.



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