Excursion Destination

Monemvasia Fort


Byzantine town accessible by headland

Monemvasia located in the southeastern Peloponnese and was separated from the mainland by an earthquake not unsimilar to Poros. The name comes from two Greek words, mone and emvassi meaning ‘one, or single entrance/approach’. A causeway links the New Monemvasia to the ‘rock’ or ‘castle’ Monemvasia.

Known as Greece's answer to the Rock of Gibraltar. In the old down you be transported to a world of cobblestone streets, mansions, some having been converted into rooms or small hotels, Byzantine churches and homes with terraces. At the top of the hill you will find a plateau and the ruins of the fortified town of the Byzantine Fortress. Below, in the old town are the old stone mansions over 200 years old. Churches abound in Monemvasia, under one of them Our Lady Chrysafitissa, you will find the only spring in Monemvasia, which you are advised to drink from if you wish a son!.

Other Taxi Excursion Destinations

An idea of some other places to visit in the Peloponnese

Arcadian Villages
Tradition and History
Entrance to the Peloponnese
Centre of the Earth
Wonderful Ancient Theatre
Rack & Pinion Railway
Ancient Temple in Breathtaking Setting
Responsible for a Whole Era
Mystra - Sparta
Byzantine Monasteries & Spartan History
Nemean Games & Wine Tasting
Home of the Olympic Games
Byzantine Monasteries & Spartan History
Ancient Messini
Wonderful Ancient Theatre
Historic Coastal Town of Mani
Fantastic Monasteries on Pinnacles
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ancient Tyrins
Magnificent Cyclopean Walls

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