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Travel Blogs from Mystras
... turns. We lifted the hood and noticed the car was 6 years old. Anyway, we drove to Peloponnese from Athens. We drove through the toll road for 4 hours. 13 euros of tolls later, we excited a few km from Kalamata. The last stretch of the toll road was still unfinished. We soon got to Kalamata; the town famous for its olives. The town is pretty big in comparison to towns in the area ...
... easily defended spur of Mount Taygetos with the modern city of Sparta below in the distant heat haze. Ancient Sparta is buried beneath the modern city so not much to see apparently. (I have since been told that there is lots to see in Sparta. Another time!). Patrick is very kind and stays in the shade with the dogs. They will not allow ...
... trying Tsipouro, a liqueur made from the bottom of the grape barrel (dregs of grape pressings, sounds like the origins of Vegemite from beer.) Accompanied by small meze (nibbles) plate and all really cheap for a change. All this walking make you hungry. Back to camp to catch up with mail and make more plans to meet Rob and Rob in Raab, Austria. Tonight, the fortress is beautifully lit up, high on the hill above the village, as was the fortress above Nafplio last ...
... of us, rocky walls glinting at us in the early morning sun - and like the sun itself, comprehension dawns on us: we're climbing that beast, because at the top is a castle. We make the snap plan to start at the bottom, climb to the top then work our way down, which is entirely sound in principle. Luckily on entry the helpful chap tells us we can do the bottom then drive to the top; in the end this doesn't actually save us time, so much as split our hell into two easily ...
... the carved throne. In 1449 Konstantinos Palaiologos was crowned emperor of Byzantium and he left Mystras for Constantinople. In 1453 the Turks captured Constantinople, and a few years later, in 1460, the same fate befell Mystras.
Towards the northern corner of the enclosure stand Mystras’ two most impressive churches, Agii Theodori and the Panagia Odigitria. Its wall paintings hold ...
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