Easter in Monemvasia
Steeped colors, aromas and memories of bygone times , the proud Byzantine castle invites us to live close to a memorable Easter , not to forget a life ...
The favorite of the Byzantine emperors, and all love , invites us to spend the " remittances alone " and to experience the refined charm of ...
One of the most beautiful seasons you can visit this special place is Easter .In the spring of each slits hosts rock and a wild flower , every inch of land is full of blossoming daisies and every street is decorated with bougainvillea and ivy climbing up the thick walls of the mansions . For this reason , moreover , in distant years she was called " Flower " and " Menekse '.
The Franks called it "Malvasia", because of the famous wine of the Turks' Menekse Kalesi "(Louloudokastro). The present name owes to 'remittances alone "(single entry) that was for someone to get into the castle, a narrow bridge that was once 14 arches.
Knit closely with the tall rock, between Cape Malea and Cape Gerakas, overlooking the blue sea and boasts Myrtoan fair for the refined aesthetic and romantic atmosphere. Hospitable traditional guesthouses, taverns, bars and cafes overlooking the sea promise to our "travel" into the magical world of Monemvasia, this Easter
To meet the magic atmosphere of the days of Easter in Monemvasia you must live! We can walk through the picturesque streets, smell the wild mint, oregano and thyme over the unruly cliffs, to discover the secret passages and hidden arches, to gaze at the proud mansions of bygone days, to let your gaze to "caress" the roofs of houses to "travel" on the waves of Myrtoan sea ... To enjoy your coffee on the terrace of the "Venetian" with incredible views of the sea and wake up refreshed after a night in a traditional atmospheric hostel inside the Castle.
Easter in means solemn functions of the Church of Christ Elkomenos , all the days of Holy Week . On Good Friday unique sight is the procession of the Epitaph the cobblestone streets of the medieval town that carry you back in time ... Those who are this evening at Castle follow with white candles Epitaphios while chanting echoing the rock of Monemvasia.
The Holy Saturday the appointment is given to square with the cannon in front of the church of Christ Elkomenos . The Holy Light passes from hand to hand and everyone is waiting to hear "Christ is risen" to give the " kiss of love" . Then, in the taverns of the Castle (which we booked days ago ) , the festive table has the honor of the traditional soup , but other local delicacies .
In the afternoon of Easter Sunday revived in the churchyard of Elkomenos burning of Judas . A human effigy stuffed with wood and straw, inside which are placed explosive burns with spectacular way! Once the fire is lit , begins the dance of fireworks !
Easter in Monemvasia is an experience. We need to live it !
For your stay in Laconia, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Elafonisos, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
The access to the area is easy by car via the existing road network.
Regular schedule services are linking the capital of the prefecture to Thessaloniki, Athens, Kalamata, Patras, Tripoli and other major cities of the around prefectures.
The route Athens - Sparta takes about three hours, and Tripoli - Sparta 1 hour.
Kalamata to Sparta in 1.30 hours
Corinth to Sparta in 1.30 hours
For more information contact the KTEL bus of Laconia.
Ferry connection from Githeio to Kythira - Antikythira - Crete, from Neapoli to Kythira.
KTEL Bus of Laconia, tel: (+30) 27310.26.441
Port of Gytheio, tel: (+30) 27330.22.262
Port of Kythira, tel: (+30) 27360.34.222