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  • A Complete Guide to Mystras: "The Wonder of Morea" | Her Life in Ruins

    A Complete Guide to Mystras: “The Wonder of Morea”

    Mystras is a fortified town near Sparta in Greece. The town of Mystras was a Byzantine stronghold that now sits virtually empty; the only inhabitants are a group of nuns and feral cats living in the┬áPantanassa Monastery. Mystras is unique in Greece, as it dates to around the Medieval period (rather than the Classical).┬áMystras is often called “The Wonder of Morea”, the Medieval term for the Peloponnese region. The site…