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Address: Top of mountain, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece

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Monemvasia - beautiful views

If you have a day and nothing to do in Athens, you can go to Monemvasia. Will take around 4 hours to travel by car from Athens. The car can be parked at city entrace because... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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ploiesti
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you have a day and nothing to do in Athens, you can go to Monemvasia. Will take around 4 hours to travel by car from Athens. The car can be parked at city entrace because inside the fortress it is possible only to walk. The city is a special attraction, with beautiful views. In winter you should consider that... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We hiked up from the village of Kardamyli- strenuous for the first 30 minutes as it is fairly steep, but a well marked and groomed trail. Had great views of the sea. Then the signs were not so clear so we followed one sign and walked down again through olive groves and finally found a road that led up to... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The climb was worth it for the views and to see the restored church itself which at different times in its history has been a mosque and a catholic church and a Greek orthodox church.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

At the hightest point of Monemvasia you see father away a little nice church on the top; if you want to visit it, you must have good shoes, the landscape is very nice and the view is superb; the church is not every time open, perhaps in the morning.

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Thank Manuela L
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a lovely old church that has the appearance of having been added-on to many times over the years. Of course, if you go to the trouble of climbing to the Upper Town of Monemvasia, you have to go just a few hundred meters more to reach this church. Unfortunately, you cannot go inside but its setting on the... More 

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Monemvasia, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Agia Sofia is situated at a high point of the upper city of Monemvasia. It was first unhabited in the 6th Century AD and at its high in the 8th Century housed 25,000 inhabitants. The recently restored buildings leading up to the church well illustrates the morphology of the buildings. The church itself is a jewel of Byzantine architecture. The... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Impressive sights, history, the sea ... a perfect memory! The serenity and beauty of the place fill your soul and keep you silent.

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Thank Cornelia A
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A great work done by the archeological authority, the church as well its frescos have been carefully restored

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Thank Kyriakos F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing view of Monemvasia from all angles! You get to understand how well maintained is the lower city! Unfortunately there is no place to drink or buy water and it's only open until 15.00... Also be careful as the way up is slippery!

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

It is an adventure to make your way up the rock of Monemvassia to Agia Skphia, but you won't be disappointed. Be sure to keep going and see the remains of the old Acropylis and enjoy the magnificent view. Wear a hat, sunscreen and bring water and possibly walking sticks.

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