Hidden beauties of Greece
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The island of
Monemvasia, known as the "Gibraltar of
Greece," is a massive rock rising from the
sea and connected to the mainland by a causeway.
The medieval town of Monemvasia dominated by a
protective fortress can be reached only through a
tunnel; Its name, comes from the words moni, meaning
"single," and emvasi, meaning
"entry." It is truly an amazing sight.
As you approach from over the hills you are hit
with the image of an enormous mountain in the
sea, connected to the land by a narrow bridge.
From the land it looks like just a mountain and
if you look more closely you may see a tiny
church perched on the top. However if you cross
the bridge and walk around the side of the
mountain you will suddenly come to a wall
stretching from the sea to the mountain. Behind
the wall is an ancient town protected from all
sides by sea, wall and mountain.
Monemvasia is in the Top Ten of the most beautiful
and unspoiled spots of Greece. It's a 13th c. Byzantine village.
When you enter the vaulted gates the this walled community tou will
be delighted by the unspoiled charm and tender beauty
of the quiet village. Explore the
narrow, cobbled streets of this charming village,
which was the commercial center of Byzantine
It is a wonderful
place and one of the must see places in this
world. See the
video on Monemvasia.
||2000 years ago people
built up a town at the top of a 300 meter rock to
be protected from the barbarians. The Rock was
separated from the mainland by an earthquake in
337 AD and today the Monemvasia rock with its
castle is actually an island accessible only
through an entrance which many years ago used to
be a portable, wooden bridge. This causeway links
Peloponessus with the Rock of Monemvasia. The
settlement is divided into two sections, more......
If you are a team of 4 -
8 persons we suggest a 2-day tour combining:
Epidaurus - Mycenae and Monemvasia with a short stop at
Visit our: "Special
to Olympia, Nafplion - Mycenae - Epidaurus, Sparta &
Mystras, Methoni - Pylos - Koroni, Kalavryta, Delphi,
Meteora.... and, the "unique" tours"following ancient the Greek
From July 08, there is
a catamaran from Pireaus arriving in Monemvasia in 4hrs.
The one way ticket costs 44.90 euro per person but
departure times differ from day to day. For more
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