Archaeological Site of Mystras World Heritage Site

Official name
Archaeological Site of Mystras | UNESCO
Country
Greece
Continent
Europe
Location
Prefecture of Laconia, Region of the Peloponnesos
37.8050° Lat, 22.3666° Lon
Code
511
Time Zone
Europe/Athens, EEST +0300
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1989. Mystras, the 'wonder of the Morea', was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin. Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape.