Travel Blogs from Monemvasia, Greece

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Magic Times 50, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

Magic Times 50

A travel blog entry by mel44

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... where I start losing the ability to put this all into words. First there is the actual place.  The castle itself.  Monemvasia is basically a massive rock connected to the mainland by a small two-lane road with a sidewalk.  It was founded ...

An Unexpected Pleasure, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

An Unexpected Pleasure

A travel blog entry by swissandy

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... . Skip forward a few months and we are now driving around a cute little car, seeing and doing whatever the hell we please. Monemvasia? Sure thing! Nothing simpler. With our own set of wheels getting down there was a simple as only getting lost twice, and ...

The Rock, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

The Rock

A travel blog entry by cuk

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Monemvasia is all about the Rock. The name means 'single entry-only way to get across the narrow causeway'. It was the commercial center of the Byzantine Empire between 1262 and 1460. At one time it had a population of over 40,000 people. It took us ...

Greece, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

Greece

A travel blog entry by mnbeal

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While staying in Gythio, we had a day trip to Monemvasia, the big rock. It is considered the most romantic place in Greece. This may be for several reasons. One, Helen of Troy ran away with her lover Paris here. Of course, her husband believed she was ...

Monemvasia, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

Monemvasia

A travel blog entry by homeworkfilms

By the way Greece is incredibly beautiful. Honestly I was ignorant to how amazing of a landscape Greece is. After we climbed down the mountain we headed to Monemevassia. Monemevassia is an ancient fortification on an island on the southern tip of ...

The Rock, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

The Rock

A travel blog entry by retiredgypsies

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... run also by the same family and who sell the vegetables from their own farm there. It was quaint, typically small village Greece. Last year, a supermarket was built between the hotel and the water's edge. A big modern supermarket that belongs in a ...

Monemvasia, on the mainland, Greece, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

Monemvasia, on the mainland, Greece

A travel blog entry by ireneandchris

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We said goodbye to John and Helen, "Awaroa", but only temporarily as we hope to catch up with them in a few days in the Peloponnese.  The weather was good for today but building from the north over the next three days so we wanted to take advantage ...

A Sense Of Porpoise, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

A Sense Of Porpoise

A travel blog entry by heleng2

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... our flotilla! Then it was on to Ierakas, even tinier with a harbour hidden in a split in the cliffs, not easy to find. Monemvasia is spectacular from the sea with the buildings clinging to the side of the large humped rock. However due to a force 6 and a ...

Episode 27, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

Episode 27

A travel blog entry by overlandlyn2010

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... the neighbour’s property.   From reading the information around the site it seems that it was a better system than modern Greece has now that can’t cope with toilet paper.  In Sparta we found a very modern, pleasant city with ...

Monemvasia, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

Monemvasia

A travel blog entry by canadianmom

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... nbsp; It has a lot of historical importance.  A Greek local told us that the last 3 Emperors of Constantinople were from Monemvasia and were coronated here in the lower square.  In the Middle Ages, it was nicknamed the Gibraltar of Greece ...

Small door await, Monemvasía, Greece travel blog

Small door await

A travel blog entry by scottcwarren

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The weather is a little cloudy, but it is close to 70 today. We got up at 8am for breakfast, but cut it short as Jamie wasn't feeling well. We hung out in the room until 10:30 then went out to see and explore the tiny Greek town. This town had over 40 ...

The Gibralta of Greece, Monemvasía, Greece travel blog

The Gibralta of Greece

A travel blog entry by seize-the-day

... to park up just out of town by the sea and wait until later when the coaches will have gone and park up then for the night. Monemvasia As it was where we parked up was a nice quiet area with a little climb down to the sea so the boys decided once again ...

Fortified Town of Menemvasia, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

Fortified Town of Menemvasia

A travel blog entry by rcl0906

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We spent several hours exploring the rock village of Monemvasia. (Mono = single, emvasie = one entry/door) Established in 6th c. AD. This is an island (surrounded by the Aegean Sea) reached by a narrow bridge that has a weight-limit so we had to take a ...

Sturm, Neapoli, Greece travel blog

Sturm

A travel blog entry by timon_richiger

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Die Reise von Olympia nach Neapoli war gar nicht so einfach. Dazu musste ich zweimal umsteigen. Zudem war Sonntag und somit der Fahrplan stark reduziert. In Tripolis, dem zweiten Umsteigsort, musste ich zudem 1 Stunde beim Eindunkeln vom einen Busbahnhof ...

Dyros caves and Monemvasia, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

Dyros caves and Monemvasia

A travel blog entry by mpl73

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... to walk around the city is morning, since rising sun colors the buildings, so I definitely encourage spending the night in Monemvasia. One of the churches was under renovation and it really made the atmosphere quite special to see horses carrying building ...

The Greek bus system, lessons 5 through infinity, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

The Greek bus system, lessons 5 through infinity

A travel blog entry by lambs

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... ;the bus into Athens and take the Metro train to Piraeus. My route to my next destination -- Monemvasia, "the Gibraltar of Greece" -- I learned would require three bus trips, the final two with unknowable schedules and each with ...

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