2 bedroom house for sale
Greece - Peloponnese, Laconia, Mystras
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About The Property
The property is located in a traditional village of Laconia, just 5 km away from the historical town of Mystras, which is not a resort or a ghost town dependent on foreign residents, but a healthy, prosperous Greek village with a post office, ATM, bakery, mini market, hotels, coffee shops and tavernas open all year round; and regular bus service to Kalamata and Sparta. Only five more km takes you to Sparta itself, where everything is available.
Mystras is one of the most interesting and intriguing locations in the Peloponnese. Standing still in time, this city is a reminder of glorious era of power and culture.
Its fortifications and churches, palaces and mansions, roads and fountains, charm thousands of visitors daily and offers them valuable insights in the evolution and culture of the Byzantines.
Its story begins in the mid-13th century when the Franks were dominant in the Peloponnese.
In 1249 Villehardouin II built an impregnable fortress at the top of a hill called Mistras or Mizithras. Ten years later Villehardouin found himself a prisoner of the Byzantine Emperor Michael Paleologus and bought his freedom by handing over the fortresses of Mistras, Monemvasia and Mani. Mistras offered security, so that the inhabitants of neighbouring Lacedemonia, as Sparti was then called, made their homes on the slopes surrounding the fortress.
The settlement and the Hora (town) were protected by a wall, but the new houses were built outside the enclosure. Another wall protected the new settlement, Kato Hora. The stratigi (generals) governed the town, and as of 1308, when the seat of the Diocese had been moved to Lacedaemonia, Mistras became in the mid-14th century the capital of the Peloponnese and the seat of the Seignioly (Despotate) of the Moreas, with a ruler or despot who enjoyed tenure for life.
O’Connor Properties is an independent, family-run estate agency, dedicated to providing a highly personal, professional & friendly service, drawing on more than 10 years experience in the Greek property market.
We believe there is no substitute for experience, and our many years of work in the local market ensures a service which is second to none.
Our aim is to offer you, our customers, the best possible service and excellent value for money.
- Kalamata (International), 31.3 miles
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