Holidays in Monemvasia

    The Castle Town of Monemvasia is among the most impressive places in Greece. Located on the south eastern side of Peloponnese, Monemvasia Greece was entirely carved on the back side of a sea rock in the Medieval times. This huge sea rock is not visible from the mainland, so that the locals could avoid enemy attacks. The only way to reach Monemvasia was by boat, while later on a paved pathway was constructed to connect the castle entrance to the mainland. This is how the name came out, meaning single passage. A new town has been constructed in the mainland, just opposite the rock. A walk around the Castle Town is a travel to the past, while the sea view from the castle top is breathtaking.

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    Travel guide to Monemvasia, Greece

    Monemvasia in Greece is one of the most romantic places in the country. This is a Medieval Castle Town, exclusively carved on the slopes of a rock. This fantastic place was originally constructed in the Medieval Ages and has been continuously inhabited since then. Today most of the old mansions have been converted into guesthouses and boutique hotels. Outside the Rock, there is a new modern town with many tourist facilities. Holidays in Monemvasia can be combined with day trips to Gythio, Mystras, Neapolis and other regions of south Peloponnese.

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    Have a look on the travel guide that we have prepared for Monemvasia holidays and find out the most interesting monuments, villages and beaches to visit in the region. In order the get a better understanding of the location, see our beautiful photos and detailed maps that we have prepared.

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    Hotels in Monemvasia

    A wide variety of accommodations is found in Monemvasia. The traditional Medieval Town has many boutique hotels and romantic suites housed in restored Venetian mansions. These places are the most romantic and special venues to stay in Monemvasia Greece. Numerous accommodations are also available in the New Town, only a walking distance from the Castle. These accommdoations are more modern and include small hotels, self-catering apartments and rooms.

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    Monemvasia in Greece is an impressive castle town in south eastern Peloponnese. This town was constructed invisible from the mainland to avoid enemy attacks. It can be seen only from the sea and only a narrow pathway connects it to the mainland. This is how its name came out, meaning single passage.

    A walk around the paved streets of the castle town is like a trip back in time. See the elegant stone mansions and the Byzantine churches, such as the church of Agia Sofia and of Christ Elkomenos. Do not also miss the breathtaking sea view from the top of the Castle during your Monemvasia holidays. Things to do in the region include sightseeing and swimming in calm beaches.

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