Mystras (Μυστράς) is a Byzantine city in ruins. It is located in southern Greece, next to the village in Peloponnese, which is with the same name. The ruins of the city are preferred tourist destination located on the slopes of the Taygetos Mountains, near ancient Sparta. The city of Mystras dates back to 1249. It was built by Frankish knights and is the capital of the Peloponnesian despotate. After the fall of Constantinople in 1453, Mystras became the last capital of Byzantium, and today the site is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.