The area of Monemvasia Greece is a beautiful medieval fortress located in the south east coast of the Peloponnese. The fortress is located on a small peninsula with a huge rock of 300 m tall and 1.8 km long. Monemvasia is accessible by a bridge from the adjacent town. The town is of great interest and full of amazing buildings.
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The name Monemvasia derives from the Greek words “Mone” and “Embasia” which means “Single entrance”. The medieval castle-town of Monemvasia –or Palia Monemvasia- stands on a 300-meter high rock off the east coast of the Peloponnese and is connected to the mainland through a bridge. It is also called “Malvasia”, the “ Gibraltar of the East” or simply “the Rock”.
The village of Nea Monemvasia is at a distance of about 1 km from the castle. While the old city of Monemvasia is a treasure in historical terms, the village of Nea Monemvasia offers tourists the most convenient facilities. The beach of Palia Monemvasia village is pebbly and has excellent waters for swimming. There is also a paved road to the beach.