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Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 23070, Greece
+30 2732 061777
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All reviews narrow streets beautiful place lower town old town top of the rock couple of hours minute walk take your time park your car small town shops and restaurants incredible views great walk well worth the effort within the walls entrance gate every corner
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get there by land or sea but get there, we go there with FANTASY SAILING VACATIONS with a sailboat, this place is great place to see from the water, the town built in the year 583 AC. there are 12 people that live there permanently...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SkipperJorge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is A bucket list place to visit. Pictures do not do it justice. A beautiful view from anywhere on the island. Very cold in January but the beauty of the place makes the cold bearable. Highly recommend to visit. Has hotels and shops,and restaurants...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 161elsam
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Monemvasia is magical and beautiful. Views take away breath. It's like you're in a different period, not in the 21st century. Parking is a big problem.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sale_ned
Reviewed November 18, 2018

It's a fortified city with exclusively pedestrian access. It's a wonderful country where it seems to be back in the past. The road to get there is very busy so I recommend getting there by taxi or by city bus from Gefira. Try climbing up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Domenicosid
Reviewed November 16, 2018

But be prepared...it is a strenuous walk up. Take a bottle of water. When you are at the top and surveying the area, you will try to imagine how people occupied this desolate area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sara2129
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Monemvasia is known as the Gibraltar of the East. It has more local than foreign tourists which makes it a very pleasant place to visit without having to face the crowds of the more popular sites of Greece. The fortress is very easy to explore...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank eugenia718
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

One of the most unique and beautiful place in Greece! Fantastic atmosphere while you are walking around on the narrow streets inside of the castle-town! Very nice shops,bars and restaurants, with very good food, drinks and sweets! You have to try and find cafe with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank GregMegas
Reviewed November 3, 2018

First thing first you can't go with your car into the fortress which when you will start to visit makes sense as it's on a cliff with narrow streets. So you will need to leave it till the entrance up, depending on your luck that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Justine_Sade
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This is MUST place to visit once you are in Greece. We've visited plenty of places in Europe, but this is really unique place. Once you enter the gates you feel like you travel in time back to medieval ages. Narrow stone paved streets, beatiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Paulius29
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We marched our way around the majority of Monemvasia in a couple of hours which, on a hot day, was a bit sweaty and tiring. We wished we had spent a bit longer to take our time getting up and down. Take grippy flat shoes,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 21, 2017|
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Response from OlgaVaaras | Reviewed this property |
Hi Amit, The Castle (top of the mountain) is closed at 15.00 (winter time), summer time is usually longer. I think you can make it. But why to rush? You can go there in morning as we did and enjoy the beautiful reflection... More