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Monopati Residence
Ranked #11 of 26 Monemvasia B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Second time at Monopati Apartments! And it was not the last time! Thanks to Isabelle our stay was very relaxing and we enjoyed every minute at her wonderful place.
The house was very comfortable and cosy. On the terrasse in the evening with a glas of wine... and in the morning a delicious breakfast with a fantastic view over Monemvasis and the sea.
We will come back!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stayed in the apartment, which was perfect for two people as a base for a few days. It's a lovely place to stay, but what really makes this place is Isabelle, who is a wonderful host. She prepared us a delicious breakfast every day, offered tips on places to go, and lent us a torch and beach towels (both are essentials!). Being able to cook our own food in the evenings was great, so this place is a wonderful hybrid between a B&B and a self-catering apartment. Overall, there isn't much praise I can add to what other people have already written here!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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iso6524, Propriétaire at Monopati Residence, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you, Katie, for your warm-hearted review and thanks to all my guests for your trust and confidence in Monopati.
When Jamie wrote "an amazing magical destination and home away from home" I can tell that my aims have been fulfilled.
It's really what I want to offer my guests: a home away from home.
You are always in my thoughts and my husband and I would never be so happy in Monemvasia without you.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

We have just stayed here for two nights and what a great place it is. The apartment is really comfortable, spacious, clean, and in a fantastic location right in the centre of town. It's also really well equipped, with everything you might need, including oil, vinegar, salt, pepper etc for cooking if you wish to. Apart from the church bells which rang early one morning, this place couldn't be more perfect.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

This was the most magical, wonderful place we have ever been and stayed...do not hesitate to book the little house on the Rock. The home even had a house keeper every morning, breakfast was available from owner living right behind...most charming place ever would be an understatement. Great place to get up and explore every day. We were here for a week, and my heart is still there.Great for couples, family, friends or solo.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

We stayed two nights in Monemvasia at Monopati, and I was so disappointed when we had to leave! Monemvasia is a charming, interesting city, and the apartments are very comfortable – but Isabelle’s warm hospitality really made our stay one to remember!

The apartments are unique and not an every day hotel stay. They are located in Byzantine buildings, and the architecture includes arched doorways, built in cupboards, small alcoves. (FYI - there are some steep stairs.) The apartment had a room with a double bed and a second bedroom with a twin bed (good for a single person or child). Very clean, and a nice alternative to a hotel room. Views of the city and the sea from the courtyard.

Isabelle served breakfast on her patio with sweeping views over Monemvasia and the water. Breakfast was a large selection of yogurt, granola, pastries, cheese, and fruit. A great way to start the day!

A few recommendations for Monemvasia:
- Our favorite restaurant was To Kanoni – we went for lunch one day and then decided to go back again for dinner to try something else on the menu!
- It’s a walled city with small narrow passageways – beautiful, and quaint without motorized vehicles. Be prepared to carry your luggage!
- Wear long pants to dinner at night, there are quite a few mosquitos!

I hope our travels bring us back to Monemvasia one day – I’d definitely stay at Monopati again!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

We LOVED this place! Isabelle is the perfect host, knowledgeable, helpful, with a positive, warm, peaceful, contagious energy, I have traveled to Greece many times, and Monemvasia a few. She provided some of the best recommendations I have ever received for places to eat, visit, and swim. Breakfasts are stunning up on her balcony, abundant, and delicious. The apartment is perfectly located, charming, and the temperature cool. This apartment and all of Monemvasia is best enjoyed by people who are in decent shape as there is wonderful walking and exploring to do - and there are a lot of steps. Go and enjoy! You wont be sorry!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

We loved our stay here. Isabelle and her loquacious husband were delightful hosts. Our room (we stayed in the apartment) was roomy, clean and attractive. The breakfasts were delicious, and Isabelle's friendly presence, combined with the view of the water and the ancient church below made them ever more enjoyable.

I can't speak for any of the accommodations in neighboring Gefyra, but for us there was something magical about staying on "the rock". It is unbelievably quiet at night, and while the warren of unlit streets would be difficult to explore in the dark, it is fun to wander down the main drag and enjoy the quiet. There are three largely interchangeable eateries on "the rock"; all were solid.

A Monemvasia tip: if you are up for a moderately exerting hike uphill, do not miss the upper town. It is absolutely magical.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Monopati Residence

Address: Citadel of Monemvasia (Kastro) | Laconia, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece
Location: Greece > Peloponnese > Laconia Region > Monemvasia Municipality > Monemvasia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #11 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Monemvasia
Price Range: $86 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monopati a long-terme residence Located in the heart of the Byzantine Citadel of Monemvasia and nestled in pristine surroundings, Monopati, an enchanting and rustic residence, invites you to settle down and relax, taking in the unique atmosphere. The houses have been restored with natural materials, blending the advantages of modern comfort with the authenticity of their medieval origins. We offer two types of lodgings at a reasonable price: ideal for a long-term stay (beginning at 14 days), whether for work, such as a sabbatical year, or for rest and recreation. Here, time has no meaning. The day starts with a copious breakfast or a dip in the clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Open year round. In Monemvasia every month has its own charm... In the end, we always arrive at the place where we are expected... from Jose Saramago ... more   less 

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