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Feb 12th 2012 3:28PM Thank you, Mr. McLachlan. A beautiful and ACCURATE rendition of what is to be found at Mistra, Greece, its environs and of its glorious history. How refreshing to read something (anything!) free of the fetters and warped lens of "political correctness".
This is indeed a magnificent and very moving site, and has that larger connection to the continuation of the Roman Empire and to Byzantium. Moreover, it is nestled in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful regions in the Mediterranean region, southern Greece.
The history of the Byzantine Empire, its art, culture, politics and the implications the demise of the Empire holds for the modern world have been a long neglected area of scholarship here in the West.
THANK YOU for opening the door a crack and revealing even a small view into this awe inspiring and very relevant civilization.
Mistra, Sparta and the whole of southern Greece are certainly worth a visit.
Jan 8th 2012 8:07PM I must agree with IKE.... STOP editorializing about issues you OBVIOUSLY know nothing about. "Macedonia" has been a contentious issue for over 100 years and this area of the Balkans has seen much bloodshed, whether Greece claims about the very name Macedonia are ill founded goes far beyond your obviously very limited familiarity with this matter. Here's a hint: It is NOT just about the name that Greece is concerned about;
STICK to reviewing hotels and swimming facilities and travel "Deals".Something you might know something about.