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... of Brontochion Monastery was completed around 1310 where an order of nuns still live today.
The frescos in Peribleptos Monastery date between 1348 and 1380 and are very rare surviving late Byzantine cycle, crucial for the understanding of Byzantine art.
We spent the night at Pyrgos Hotel of Mystras in the same room that Ray Fiennes had slept when he toured the ancient site. ...
... an apartment overlooking the sea, but nothing in the entire town was open except two competing groceries. We bought a picnic lunch of cheese, salami, olives, bread, chocolate and wine and ate at our apartment overlooking the sea. We walked around the small town which consisted of one main drag, a town square and the Old Town which has been deserted for decades. We did find ...
... to help us out. We wandered through the small, haunted town to play with the local kittens and smell the beautiful flowers growing out of every random crevice you could imagine, they were small and white and the smell reminded me of Gardenia. They created a beautiful scent along the streets and made the walk that much more enjoyable. We stopped for my daily regiment of baklava and then happened upon a couple of Greek Canadians. What a lively, friendly ...
... fortified hill of Myzithra. From 1262, during the time the Byzantines became the rulers of Mystras, a huge period of growth began for this medieval fortress town. Settlers from the surrounding plains sought refuge here, the hill side soon filled with houses, mansions, palaces, churches and monasteries all protected by ...
... be waiting for us, I would have showed up much earlier).
Anyway we get his last guidance and points with his hand in the direction of the village which is still way up the mountain. I zoom with my camera and take a couple of pictures.
The village is picturesque where it stands. Stone-built houses with brown tiled roofs hidden in lush vegetation set amphitheatrically on the slope! Wow!