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Stroll at the traditional streets of Monemvasia

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The cars have no place in castle city of Monemvasia, so forget them in the parking lot outside the main gate. (We make sure that we not take with us many things, because you tire of the Carry).The main road that starts immediately after login , called Yiannis Ritsos , in honor of the great poet was born and raised here. The interiors are spartan , with a stone fireplace in the bedrooms, lower beds and wooden floors. The windows are oblong , to protect from the wind , while imposing coats of arms adorn the front doors of the old mansions .

 On the main road we find cafeterias , taverns , bars and souvenir shops with traditional local products .

Our steps will bring us to the main square , where stands the magnificent Church of Christ. It is the most important church of the Lower City .

Certainly worth ascend as the Upper City to visit the Hagia Sophia, a miniature of the namesake church in Constantinople (13th c.) , which overlooks a position of superiority by the endless blue and fantastic views.

Going down , we will surely starve . Time , then, for a meal in one of the picturesque taverns castletown. Evening will enjoy the drinking -tended coffee or a drink with good quality music in one of the atmospheric café- bar. The most powerful time Monemvasia is the east. It is worth to wake a little earlier to enjoy it.

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Worth seeing :

  • The church of Hagia Sophia in Upper City
  • The Ritsos home
  • The church of Christ Hauled (14th c.), The Cathedral
  • Panagia Myrtidiotissa (18th century).
  • Panagia Grisafiotissa (16th century)
  • The church of St. Nicholas (17th century)
  • Mosque in the central square

Getways at...

  • At the picturesque port of Gerakas for fresh fish and seafood.
  • In the beautiful Cypress with three picturesque neighborhoods and the island atmosphere of the seaside village .
  • A longer route will take us to the magnificent Elafonissos with its turquoise waters.


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.

By ferryboat:
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

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