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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…

  • Her Life in Ruins Guide to Greece: Mainland and the Cyclades | Her Life in Ruins

    Her Life in Ruins Guide to Greece: Mainland and the Cyclades

    Three years ago (!!!), I was in the middle of the greatest experience of my life: studying abroad in Greece. During my time in this breathtaking country, I explored the countryside, the cities, and the Aegean islands. Right now, Greece is the ideal destination for the budget traveler, as flights are cheap (check Momondo for your ideal dates!) and the dollar is fairly even with the euro. Keep reading to…