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Best to stay in Old Town or New Town

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Best to stay in Old Town or New Town

We have reservations in Monemvasia but not in the the Old Town. Should be change to be inside the walled city?

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1. Re: Best to stay in Old Town or New Town

Yes. If you're going to Monemvasia, the old city is the place to stay, Nothing wrong with the new town, but really no comparison.

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yes,it will be a memorable experience..here is how it looks from inside..with beautiful little tavernas inside that serve delicious food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUVIHnGq-Sg

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3. Re: Best to stay in Old Town or New Town

Yes, if you can afford it.

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4. Re: Best to stay in Old Town or New Town

Not necessarily. The old town is much more expensive, and really only a 20 minute walk away. We stayed at the Actaeon, just at the entrance to the causway, and had the benefit of a wide choice of tavernas along the sea front, spotting turtles while we ate supper. Different atmosphere from the old town at night, but not necessarily inferior. The main street of the old town is just tourist oriented cafes and souvenir shops. Back streets are narrow and steep, atmospheric. You pay your money (lots) and take your choice.

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As beautiful as the Old Town is, I have to agree with #4, we stayed in the new town and got a great deal on our apartment, so had a choice of where to eat, usually at quieter bars and tavernas with the locals. There is a shuttle bus to take you to the Old Town, or a taxi is only a few euros.

One thing to consider is getting to your accommodation in the Old Town. We saw one family struggling with their wheeled luggage from their accommodation to the entrance, (but maybe some hotels have a facility to transport your luggage to and from the entrance to the town)

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6. Re: Best to stay in Old Town or New Town

Each option has its pro and cons.

The old town is very interesting and picturesque.

However, the hotels inside the old city are accessible only by foot and you'll have to carry your luggage on the cobbled alleys. There is very difficult to find free parking close to the old town gate.

The walk from the bus station in the new town to the old town on the island is about 30 minutes.

We stayed at the Mpalkoni Sti Monemvasia hostel in the new town close to the beach, had balcony room with a view to the island and enjoyed it very much.

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We also stayed at Mpalkoni Sti Monemvasia & were very glad we decided to make that choice. It was a fraction of the cost of staying in the old town & we had the view of the rock lit up at night too. We went into the old town for one evening so still experienced the atmosphere at night, but didn't feel we missed out by not staying there, after all it doesn't matter where you are once you are asleep!

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