Mystras – Byzantine Castle Town and UNESCO Site in Greece; Dave Briggs; Dave’s Travel Pages


Greece – Archaeological Site of Mystras

The Byzantine castle town of Mystras is a must-see for anyone visiting the Peloponnese in Greece. Read more about this rarely visited UNESCO site in Greece.

The Byzantine castle town and UNESCO site of Mystras is a must-see for anyone visiting the Peloponnese in Greece. Spread out over three levels, Mystras is a Byzantine walled city which still retains an air of splendour to this day.

Mystras UNESCO Site in Greece

Mystras is a Byzantine castle town complex located in the Laconia region of the Peloponnese in Greece. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its foundations were originally laid in 1249. Over time, it developed from a strong fortress to become a bustling city state, and a major place of trade within the Byzantine empire. Today, the remains of the fortress itself can be seen on top of Myzithra hill.

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