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Monemvasia is situated in the region of Lakonia in Southern Peloponnese.
The Castle of Monemvasia is built on a tiny rocky island linked to the mainland by a 200-metre bridge, which is the only way to get to the Castle.
That explains the name Monemvasia which derives from the Greek words moni and emvasis, meaning single entrance. Monemvasia Castle is divided into three parts: the Lower Town, the Upper Town and the Acropolis.
The medieval fortress town was founded in 583 AD and has been continuously inhabited since then. Due to its strategic position, the medieval Castle played a significant role throughout history as a major trade and maritime centre, claimed by many a conqueror.
Nowadays, although visited by many Greek and foreign travellers, Monemvasia Castle remains one of the country’s best-kept secrets.
Some travellers choose to stay in the modern part of the town rather than within the Castle walls. The reason is simple: Monemvasia hotels in the modern town are more affordable than hotels inside Monemvasia Castle.
You can…Enjoy restaurants, bars and cafés inside the Castle.
Driving is the best way to get from Athens to Monemvasia. The journey takes about four hours.
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