Neighbouring villages, Homatero and Falanthi are 4 km away; a pleasant walk or bicycle ride, alongside olive groves and orange trees. Homatero has a small café; where local residents pass their time playing backgammon, twirling worry beads or avidly discussing their crops, religion and politics. Falanthi has a cosy taverna which serves freshly prepared, traditional cuisine at reasonable prices.
A little further (7 km) are the larger villages Nea Koroni and Harakopio. Both have a taverna, café, bakery, supermarket, pharmacy and other small stores. From both villages, there is a regular bus service to Kalamata and seaside towns Koroni and Finikounda.
Within 10km distance are popular seaside towns Koroni and Finikounda. Here you will find banks, shops, fresh fish tavernas, restaurants, bars, water sports and a wider selection of other tourist facilities and entertainment.
Mystraki is classified as a traditional settlement of historic interest by the Greek Ministry of Culture. The name is thought to be of Byzantine origin because when translated it means small Mystra which sounds similar to the larger and better known area of Mystras in Sparti.
Nearby is an ancient monastery and byzantine church (Saint Theodore); built sometime during the 12th and 13th centuries on a site of an old Greek temple. The church is covered with holy images, icons and Byzantine frescoes; identical to those in churches at Mistras in Sparti, depicting the life of Christ, Virgin Mary and the Saints. Some tombs were also recently discovered, which date back to the Mycenaean period. Access to the tombs is currently prohibited.