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Monemvassía is one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe; it is intact and could have come straight out of a Byzantine fresco. This silent town facing the sea is half hidden behind a steep rock face linked to the mainland by a causeway, in a particularly spectacular site. The positive result of this isolation is that the town has been spared the torments of modernity. Approaching Monemvassía can feel like reaching the world's end.

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  • Lower town (Kástro) Recommended Recommended

    GR - 230 70 Monemvasía

    The Kástro, or lower town of Monemvassía, is reached through the main gate, of which there were five. Past the chicane, built to slow down attackers, is the main street. Despite the souvenir shops, a typically medieval atmosphere is created by the lo..

  • Citadel Recommended Recommended

    GR - 230 70 Monemvasía

    Originally the citadel (Akrópoli) covered a wide area and was a town unto itself; the fortifications are for the most part Venetian (16C). A vaulted passage in the fortified entrance emerges into an open space; take the path leading north up the hill..

  • St Sophia's Church Recommended Recommended

    GR - 230 70 Monemvasía

    Agía Sofía (St Sophia's Church), the principal church of the citadel, is a large Byzantine church built on the edge of a cliff with a vertiginous view of the sea below. The building, restored in the 1950s, probably dates from the 11C. Past the Veneti..

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Hotels Monemvasía

  • Moni Emvasis Luxury Suites

    Kastro Monemvasias GR - 23070 Monemvasía

    Prix Prices from : 165 €

    Set in the Medieval fortress of Monemvasia, Moni Emvasis is a complex of private, stone-built suites enjoying panoramic views over the sea. It has a restaurant and 2 bars and provides free Wi-Fi throughout. Each with a furnished balcony, Emvasis sui..

  • Malvasia Traditional Hotel

    Kastro Monemvasías GR - 23070 Monemvasía

    Prix Prices from : 50 €

    Boasting a privileged location, 300 metres from the gate of Monemvasia’s castle, Malvasia Traditional Hotel offers stone-built units most with views over the sea. A continental breakfast is served at the hall of the main building. The air-conditione..

  • Aktaion Hotel

    Main Road Of Monemvasia GR - 23070 Monemvasía

    Prix Prices from : 26 €

    The recently renovated Hotel Aktaion is situated right at the entrance of the bridge leading to the castle of Monemvasia. It offers stunning views of the rock of Monemvasia and its small port. The tasteful rooms at Aktaiοn offer views either of the ..

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