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Monemvasia Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 129 photos

The Gibraltar of Greece

The resemblance between Monemvassia and Gibraltar is astonishing.
The greek one is a bit smaller, less crowded, less british, and less strategical... and less noisy.

A quiet little village...

In this quiet little village, there's no cars, no noises, calm is perfect, even with crowds of tourists all around, because it has many narrow alleys where you can get lost in space and time...

Rush hour

This is the main street at rush hour, LOL
Now seriously, this is just 8:50 am, not too early.
If you sleep inside Monemvassia, you can enjoy some moments of magical PEACE, before the tourist invasion...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Unspoilt yet...
  • Cons:.. but not for long time
  • In a nutshell:A bubble in Greece
  • Last visit to Monemvasia: Aug 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 18, 2002
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  • Leeroy7's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2006 at 4:49 PM

    u are so lucky...i've once seen two thunders next to the rock...that image gave me happiness,i dont know why...

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2006 at 3:36 AM

    A lovely place and I know what you mean about wanting to take too many photos!! Like you, we saw it at a quiet time and more or less had the place to ourselves.

  • Aggeliki's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2004 at 1:24 PM

    My romantic castle of Monemvasia!!

  • Mar 30, 2003 at 2:45 AM

    Thank you very much Joaquin. I am planning a three days trip to Monemvasia, so I found your page totally helpful. Perfectly done!

  • marka13's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2003 at 12:38 PM

    A magic place.

  • Carmela71's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2003 at 3:25 AM

    es preciosooooooooo, que pasada!

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2002 at 3:37 AM

    an unchanged city,without hideous hotels or loud publicities....because there are no beaches on the rock!!!

  • Sep 19, 2002 at 5:17 AM

    At which... Gibraltar of two can you get out of time more easily? Tips influenced by the calm of this very nice place, surely interesting!

  • Irine_29's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2002 at 12:19 AM

    V. beautifull photos of one of my favorite places. Only that it takes two, to perceive its romantic spirit. U r right :"what a waste" ;-) And now, after getting what I wanted, I go to sleep. P. :-) P.S: The name of the restaurant is "Kanoni".

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