Monemvasia in Greece is one of the most romantic places in the country. This is a Medieval Castle Town, exclusively carved on the slopes of a rock. The Castle Town of Monemvasia is among the most impressive places in Greece. This fantastic place was originally constructed in the Medieval Ages and has been continuously inhabited since then. Today most of the old mansions have been converted into guesthouses and boutique hotels. Outside the Rock, there is a new modern town with many tourist facilities. Holidays in Monemvasia can be combined with day trips to Gythio, Mystras, Neapolis and other regions of south Peloponnese.
Located on the south eastern side of Peloponnese. This huge sea rock is not visible from the mainland, so that the locals could avoid enemy attacks. The only way to reach Monemvasia was by boat, while later on a paved pathway was constructed to connect the castle entrance to the mainland. This is how the name came out, meaning single passage. A new town has been constructed in the mainland, just opposite the rock. A walk around the Castle Town is a travel to the past, while the sea view from the castle top is breathtaking.
Monemvasia is a characteristic example of architecture in a city founded by Greeks, transformed by Venetians, the experts on military architecture and completely restored by Ottoman rulers. It offers exceptional fortifications commissioned by ottoman generals and rulers, built by local masons who imitated the art and techniques taught to them by Venetian architects.