The churches and monasteries at Mystras

A sample of panoramas of the interiors of the different churches and monasteries of this UNESCO site located next to Sparta in the centre of the Peloponnesus.

Saint Sophia (Agia Sofia)This was the monastery's cathedral church, and it preserves in its sculptures the initials of its founder, the first Despot of Mystras Manuel Kantakouzenos (1348-1380). The monumental scene of Christ in the sanctuary apse ...
Saint Sophia (Agia Sofia) This is the small chapel that is built next to the main church. This was the monastery's cathedral church, and it preserves in its sculptures the initials of its founder, the first Despot of Mystras Manuel Kantakouzenos (...
This church is attached to a rock cave. Its 14C frescoes illustrating the New Testament and the life of the Virgin Mary are distinguished for their carefully done colors and refined figures full of grace and style.(Description copied from the offi...
PantanassaIn 1428, the Protostrator (high court official) loannis Phrangopoulos built a masterful synthesis, copying the Hodegetria's architectural type, and borrowing from Gothic art for its decoration (in the sanctuary apses), while its painting...
Monastery of VrontochionSaints Theodoroi (1290-1295) and the Virgin Hodegetria (Aphentiko) comprised the fortified Vrontochion Monastery, a magnificent work built by the abbot Pachomius. The Hodegetria preserves exceptionally high-quality frescos ...
Metropolis (Saint Demetrios-Agios Dimitrios) The church was most probably built after Mystras was turned over to the Byzantines in 1262. Its important frescos are characterized by a variety of styles, owing to the different periods when they were ...