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Mystras
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Mystras

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Greece
Description:
Mystras, the 'wonder of the Morea', was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin. Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Mystras", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.