Mystras, photo by Bgabel
Mystras (photo by Bgabel)

Mystras is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in southern Greece.

Also known as the ‘wonder of the Morea’, Mystras was built as an amphitheater around the fortress erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin

Situated on Mt. Taygetos, near ancient Sparta, it served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries.

The archeological ruins, including the fortress, palace, churches, and monasteries, have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Arxontiko Taygeti

Located in Mystras, Arxontiko Taygeti features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and free private parking. The centre of Mystras is 5 km away. A flat-screen TV, as well as a laptop are provided. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 9.0/10.



Mystras Villa

Located 700 metres from Mystras, the air-conditioned Mystras Villa features a patio with mountain views. The kitchen features a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.



Byzantion Hotel

Hotel Byzantion is located down the road to the Byzantine town of Mistras, a 5-minute walk from the Archaeological Site. It features rooms with spectacular views of ancient Mistras and Mount Taygetos. Average score from 763 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$41 - $91


Pyrgos Of Mystra

This small luxury hotel, built in 1850 as the centre of society, stands proudly under the ragged shadow of Mount Taygetos. Average score from 184 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$128 - $213


Maniatis Hotel

The modern Maniatis Hotel is situated in the centre of Sparti. It houses a marble lobby with elegant seating areas and lounges, an a la carte restaurant and a breakfast area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Average score from 159 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$47 - $80

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Built in 1932, Archontiko is a traditional property located in the centre of Anavriti Village, at an altitude of 900 metres. It offers traditionally decorated rooms with a balcony overlooking the surrounding area. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 9.5/10.


GuestHouse Iris

GuestHouse Iris

Located in the village of Kefalari Agiou Ioanni, Villa Iris is a stone-built residence offering traditional accommodation with a fully fitted kitchen. It overlooks the village’s charming square with its plane trees, natural springs and taverns. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$80 - $202

Knakion Filoxenia

Knakion Filoxenia

Offering a natural spring, Knakion Filoxenia is located in Trípi in the Peloponnese Region, 21 km from Kalamata. The guest house has a barbecue, and guests can prepare their own meals from home-grown products. Average score from 62 guest reviews: 9.2/10.


Pikoulianika Apartments

Pikoulianika Apartments

Situated only 1 km from the archeological site of Mystras, at the foot of Taygetos Mountain, Pikoulianika Apartments offers self-catering accommodation with stone and wood. Average score from 72 guest reviews: 8.8/10.


Melies Hotel

Melies Hotel

Located in Kokkinórrakhi in the Peloponnese Region, 45 km from Kalamata, Melies Hotel boasts an outdoor pool, barbecue and children's playground. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 73 guest reviews: 8.7/10.




Featuring free WiFi, a hot tub and a sun terrace, Despotato offers pet-friendly accommodation in Mystras. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 28 guest reviews: 8.4/10.




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