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    Town of Mystras - Great Attractions (Mystras, Greece)

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    Take a tour of Town of Mystras in Mystras, Greece – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    Set into a hillside near the Greek town of Sparti is the now-abandoned town of Mystras.

    This medieval city was inhabited until the 1830s, when the few remaining inhabitants moved to the newer town, Sparti.

    Mystras was first established in the mid-thirteenth century by the Byzantines following the Fourth Crusade.

    Now the town is essentially a large open-air museum, free for visitors to wander and explore at will.

    Many of the buildings remain recognizable as what they once were: a church here, a house there.

    Near the top of Mystras is a large palace that once was home to the rulers of the town.