A Peek at Life inside the Pantanassa Monastery in Mystras

On a late afternoon in October, we visited the historical site of Mystras. After touring the Churches of Saint Demetrios, the Eavngelistria, and Saint Theodoroi, we climbed the steep slope of Mount Taygetos to explore the Monastery of Pantanassa. On our way up the incline to the Monastery, we approached a steep stone staircase where…

The Church of Saint Demetrios in Mystras

On my first trip to Greece with my husband twenty-some years ago, we visited the historic Byzantine fortress of Mystras, Peloponnese. We were accompanied by my husband’s life-long Athenian friends. I remember entering Mystras via a narrow dirt path along a steep hillside from which a slip and fall would have lead to unfortunate consequences….