Churches & Monasteries of Mystras

Sights of Interest / Churches & Monasteries


Mystras served as the precipitous fortress that Mt. Taygetos offered to the last defenders of a thousand-year-old empire. Two centuries of classical Greek brilliance is reflected from its peak where free philosophers such as Georgios Gemistos or Plithon and fateful Emperors such as Konstantinos Palaiologos stood. Seven brilliant examples of ecclesiastic architecture and Byzantine art still stand within the walls of the citadel, all of which are accessible to visitors.