Trypi Village in Mystras
Information About Trypi
Trypi village: The village of Trypi is placed 9 km to the west of Sparta and belongs to the municipality of Mystras. It can be reached by taking the National Road from Sparta to Kalamata. Trypi is a small village of almost 300 inhabitants. Its main attraction is the steep ravine of Kaiadas, where the Spartans were said to abandon their weak and deformed infants as well as the criminals, traitors and war prisoners. Kaiadas is a very scenic gorge and may result a bit frightening for those who are aware of this tradition.
You can find the Byzantine churches of Agioi Theodoroi and Koimisi tis Theotokou in Trypi as well as the abandoned monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos. Have also in mind that Saint Nikon lived and taught in the area and visit his cave.
Apart from historical attractions, Trypi is surrounded by beautiful scenery. It has many streams, among which we find the springs of Karvassaras and Vasiloneri. If you love nature, there are many hiking trails and a climbing park in the Laggada gorge. Trypi also has some useful facilities. There are good restaurants with delicious local appetizers and traditional meals in moderate prices. Do not forget to taste greek coffee prepared on the stove.