The Municipality of Sparta, paying tribute to the last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine Palaiologos, Despot of Mystras, organizes annually, the Palaiologeia.
There are a series of religious, sports and cultural events, which take place in Mystras and its archeological site at the end of May.
Events include theatrical plays, concerts, children's games, sports, workshops and seminars on Byzantine culture. The events culminate with the Divine Service and the memorial service at the Metropolitan Church of Agios Dimitrios in Mystras followed by a ceremony in front of the statue of the fallen Emperor. In recent years, Palaiologia has been held under the auspices of the Presidency of the Greek Republic.