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Upper Town of Monemvasia

Summit Trail | Kastro, Greece
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Beautiful

Has been kept in pretty good shape for its age. Cute little shops with some beautiful crafts and... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
AllyR-S
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Hike into magic under a glaring sun

The upper reaches of the town are accessible until 2PM, 14:00 local. It is hot, steep and beyond... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Max W
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Has been kept in pretty good shape for its age. Cute little shops with some beautiful crafts and trinkets. It was too hot for us to climb to the top but we found out later it was closed that day a yway (is only open...More

Thank AllyR-S
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The upper reaches of the town are accessible until 2PM, 14:00 local. It is hot, steep and beyond magical. Every footfall walks in thousands of footsteps across history. There are layers of magic, ruble and unearthed history here. If you are interested in what it...More

1  Thank Max W
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It looks like it's a mile high but the walk really isn't that bad. The only problem is they close the upper town early so you cannot wait until late in the day to let it cool off. Once you pass the gate, though, the...More

Thank haysnoe
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Spent a highly enjoyable couple of hours having lunch in the lower town then rambling around the whole site of Monemvasia. Took a little while to find a path to the Upper Town and from there a climb to the (closed) castle. The views were...More

1  Thank anniefs
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We ended up going to Monemvasia instead of Kalamata due to rough seas on the Cruise we were on and I am so glad I got to see this stunning little town. Even though it was raining while we were there, it's just a place...More

Thank 425Shaz
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Unexpectedly, a medieval city on a rock that can not be seen with kopna.Fantastične streets and shops, bars! Everything exudes taste, antiques and smells!

Thank Nensi N
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Captivated by our entire Windstar cruise, we were totally blown away by the simplicity and allure of this tiny island in the Aegean. A hidden outpost, how fortunate we were to be on a smaller ship so we could make port here. Hiked to the...More

1  Thank Jayhawk17
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This place is one of my favorites. There is a comfortable vibe and everyone is warm and welcoming. What a view.... The craftsmen are also quite unique, make sure you visit the Olive wood craftsmen in the beginning of the entry to the city.

Thank Carltico
Reviewed 28 November 2015

No matter what you have read about Monemvasia, the atmosphere you will feel there cannot be described in words. You will feel living in a fairy tale, a voyager in time, in this magnificent place.

Thank RedSkyWalker22
Reviewed 26 September 2015

A very picturesque town with lots of pathways and side alleys. Some shops and restaurants and several churches. Well worth the hike and time to wander about not too bad for those of mature age. There is also an archaelogical museum. A long way up...More

2  Thank geoffreykenward
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