Athens - Attica
Piraeus & Saronic Gulf Islands
Central Macedonia
Thessaloniki
Halkidiki
Pieria
Crete
Heraklion
Chania
Lassithi-Elounda
Rethymnon
Dodecanese Islands
Rhodes
kos
Karpathos
Cyclades Islands
Mykonos
Santorini
Paros
Syros
Sifnos
Ionian Islands
Corfu
Kefalonia
Zakynthos
Lefkada
Ithaca
Peloponnese
Achaia
Messinia
Corinthia
Loutraki
Ilia
Arkadia
laconia
Argolida
North Aegean Islands
Lesvos
Lemnos
Samos
Chios
East Macedonia Thrace
Alexandroupoli
Kavala
Thassos
West Macedonia
Thessalia
Magnesia
Larissa
Trikala
Sporades Islands
Skiathos
Central Greece
Evia Island
Epirus
Ioannina
Arta
Preveza
Thesprotia
All Greece
Museums of Grreece
Hellecic Festival
ORGANIZATIONS
USEFUL LINKS
 

 

 

 

Greek Museums

Archaeological Museum of Mystras

Archaeological site of Mystras
Tel.: 27310 83377
Open daily: 08:30-15:00 - Entrance fee: 5,00 €

The Archaeological Museum of Mystras is housed in the two-storeyed building at the west wing of the north courtyard of the Cathedral of St. Demetrios. An inscription salvaged on the balcony over the left side of the Museum door informs visitors that the building dates back to 1754. The two floors of the building house sculptures, frescos, architectural fragments, portable post-Byzantine icons and other findings from the early Christian era through the post-Byzantine period. Most of the sculptures were unearthed during excavations at church-ruins in Mystras, save a few that were found in Sparta. The churches of Sparta provided ample construction material to the inhabitants of Mystras, especially during the 13th and 14th centuries, when, in fear of enemy invasions, the residents of the unfortified Spartan plains moved to the fortified city of Mystras.

[Back to index]