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Approximately 5¾ Hours
Meals not included
Driving northward from Monemvasia towards the village of Sparta, you will encounter the ruins of the ancient city of Mystras. Its strategic location on the steep slopes of Mount Taygetos made it difficult for enemies to invade the city walls and inspired William II to erect a citadel there in 1249. Stopping above the site, you will have time to take photos of marvelous Mystras below.
This ghostly city is defined by its rich history. A walking tour takes you past impressive churches, restored palaces, vaulted alleys and city walls. The latter serve as a silent reminder that Mystras was once under constant siege. Admire the magnificent fresco-adorned churches of Aghios Dimitrios, the Evangelistria and the Pantanassa.
Adventurous and physically-fit explorers have the option of climbing to the top of the Kastro -- a 13th-century castle -- to take in the sweeping panorama.
Please note: Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.