Mystra 1: Some general views

This is the first of a series of posts about Mystra, a very interesting site, which i was fortunate enough to see on a day which was not over hot. By Greek standards it is a parvenu, the first building there being the Frankish castle which dates from the early 13th century, but as you will see in subsequent posts there is much of interest to see – indeed so much that I exhausted my camera’s memory!

The castle (this was a top down city in two ways - a Frankish nobleman built the castle, and the rest of the city developed from that, and the first building was built on the highest site)
The castle (this was a top down city in two ways – a Frankish nobleman built the castle, and the rest of the city developed from that, and the first building was built on the highest site)
Modern Sparta as close as you want to see it (you may need to see it closer if you are visiting the Olive Museum)
Modern Sparta as close as you want to see it (you may need to see it closer if you are visiting the Olive Museum)

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A close view of the Palace of the Despots, this was the highest point I reached in my visit to Mystra (the castle would have taken a long climb to reach)
A close view of the Palace of the Despots, this was the highest point I reached in my visit to Mystra (the castle would have taken a long climb to reach)

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The Palace of the Despots (to the Franks who built this place the Peloponnese was the Despotate of Morea)
The Palace of the Despots (to the Franks who built this place the Peloponnese was the Despotate of Morea)

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Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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