Agios Demetrios Cathedral

Mystras, Greece

One of the most important churches of Mystras is the Cathedral of Agios Demetrios, built in 1280- 1292. It is the oldest church in the city.

This church has a mixed architectural style: on the one hand it has a three-aisled basilica with a narthex and a bell tower, built in the 13th century on the ground floor, and on the other hand, the upper floor is a cross-in-square church, added in the first half of the 15th century. Its interior is decorated with wall paintings in many different styles. This is where the last Byzantine emperor, Constantinos Paleologos, was crowned in 1449.

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Founded: 1280-1292
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Bruno Bilo' (3 years ago)
Sito archeologico fantastico. Faticoso ma vale ogni goccia di sudore
Roxane Glt (4 years ago)
quite a lot of climbing but you can buy cheap water bottles and the place is so beautiful! When at the top, the view is simple breathtaking.
Geert Loosveld (4 years ago)
Magnificent place at its best without crowds; very hot & dry, no shadow, bring hiking shoes
Nancy Gavakou (4 years ago)
A church you must visit
brian king (6 years ago)
This looks like an amazing ancient city. It's probably spectacular. It would be fantastic if the employees decided to, you know, put on their big boy pants and go to work. Sadly I traveled to Sparti just to see this site. I've hung out for two days waiting for it to be open to view. There is only a sign behind the locked gate saying that it's closed because the employees opted to not work today. Constant flow of visitors leaving disappointed. What a disservice (withholding expletives). I don't know what to tell you other than set aside a week in Greece just to try everyday hoping it will be open one of them.
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