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Monemvasia

Monemvasia is a town built on the side of a headland in the south eastern part of the Peloponnese which takes you by surprise. It is completely hidden from the mainland.

Connected by a causeway, this medieval town was a walled fortress with only one way in, as the name in Greek suggests (μόνη - moni + έμβαση emvasi = only access) making it a valuable stronghold throughout history.

Walk through the narrow streets and admire the Byzantine style town and see the churches & monasteries. Monemvasia is also known as "The Rock" or "Gilbraltar of Greece".

Byzantine Monemvasia
Byzantine Fortified Town
Monemvasia Architecture
Old Town of Monemvasia
Ruins of Ancient Tiryns
The Islet of Monemvasia