If it is Mystra that brings you here, and you arrive early in the day, you may well decide to move straight on. Getting out of Sparta is straightforward. The main bus terminal (for Tripoli, Athens, Monemvasia, Kalamata and the Mani) is on the eastern edge of town at the far end of Lyko rgou. Buses for Mystra leave (hourly on weekdays; less frequently at lunchtime and at weekends) from the main terminal and the corner of Lyko rgou and Leon dhou; schedules are posted on the window of the caf there. Most of the banks are on Paleol gou. There is a good map/bookshop at the corner of Paleol gou and Lyko rgou.