The Municipality of Sparta pays tribute to Konstantinos Palaiologos, the last Byzantine Emperor and Despot of Mystras, whose name would eternally be linked with the fate
and fall of Constantinople. A range of religious, athletic and cultural events are organized at the end of May every year, which take place in Mystras and its Archaeological site. The events include theatrical performances, concerts, games for children, sports events, workshops and seminars on Byzantine culture.
The events culminate with the Divine Liturgy that is celebrated under the bishop’s auspices at the Cathedral Church of St.Demetrios in Mystras and the
memorial for the fallen Emperor Konstantinos Palaiologos.