Paleologia Festival in Mystras

PALEOLOGIA FESTIVAL IN MYSTRASThe festival that takes place on the 29th of May in Mystras, is dedicated to the day of the occupation of Constantinople from the Ottomans in 1453 and the last Byzantine Emperor Constantine Paleologos. The program of the Paleologia festival includes music events, archery games, shooting competitions and a memorial ceremony for the sacrifice of the last Emperor and despot of Mystras, who died in 1453 defending Constantinople. The greatness of the tragic defenders of Constantinople, their sacrifice and honored death have become a milestone in the modern Greek history.