"The Gibraltar of Greece" Top 5 Page for this destination Monemvasia by Lilasel

Monemvasia Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 190 photos

Back to the Middle Ages


If you have a chance to reach the prefecture of Laconia in the south of Peloponessos don't miss the mysterious village of Monemvasia... Peace and calm...


The history of the village is a rich one and the fortress which has been used and added to by everyone from the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Venetians and The Turks, is one of the most spectacular sites in the Aegean and has been called the Gibralter of the East Mediterranean.

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  • In a nutshell:Castle, churches, incredible views and.... silence
  • Last visit to Monemvasia: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated Mar 12, 2005
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  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2006 at 2:07 PM

    Monemvasia is an enchanting place. Thanks for bringing back my wonderful memories of the town.

  • tak_pap's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2005 at 7:51 AM

    beautiful site, comments and photos

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2005 at 4:15 PM

    It does seem to be a magical place! Nicely captured.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2005 at 8:44 AM

    Excellent info.We appreciated the tranquility of the place when we were there.

  • Jan 6, 2005 at 12:28 PM

    This place is really something, isn't it... :-) Cheers from Thessaloniki (which you seem to snob every time you come to Greece! -kidding).

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2004 at 4:53 AM

    le gibraltar de grece,mieux encore gibraltar de la mediterranee!I share awfully your intro title!une adorable vieille ville et de non moins sympathiques fantomes!

  • inchick's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2004 at 3:23 AM

    I feel these ghosts looking at your night pictures :-)

  • Wann's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2004 at 1:05 PM

    Lot of nice pics. Thanks for letting those of us who haven't traveled to there see a view.

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2003 at 4:28 AM

    oooooo what a lovely photo!!Great.

  • MITNIC's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2003 at 4:15 AM

    Nice photos! About memories... Beter to do not ask!

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