The Mysterious Hillside City of Mystras
One of the most stunning archaeological sites in Greece, Mystras is a beautiful fortified city on a hillside in the Peloponnese.
The Byzantine structures of the Archaeological Site of Mystras were originally built between the 13th and 15th centuries. Wandering the paths, you’ll climb up and down and discover the ruins of city gates, palaces, churches and even a monastery and a convent that is still inhabited by caretaker nuns.
Mystras is an amazing sight to visit anytime but is especially wonderful during low season when you might have the place mostly to yourself. You can almost hear the whispers of the previous inhabitants across the centuries. Around each turn is another fantastic building with frescoes or intricate stonework.
Lovers of history, architecture and nature will enjoy this open air museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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