A perfectly preserved medieval settlement still inhabited.
A world cultural heritage monument and a major attraction.
Hear stories of Greek myths, legends and traditions.
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own needs.
Feel like the knight of your childhood fairy tales.
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Day trip in a Small Group (Max 8 persons) to Monemvasia.
Wi-Fi on board.
Live tour commentary provided in English during transportation.
Roundtrip transportation to and from your accommodation in Kalamata by a luxurious vehicle(Mercedes)
A bottled water for each person.
Licensed guide inside the archeological sites (upon request with extra cost).
Roundtrip transportation to and from places outside Kalamata city (upon request with extra cost).
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
What you can expect
A perfectly preserved medieval settlement still inhabited, a world cultural heritage monument and a major attraction for every traveler in the Peloponnese.
Our tour will begin from your hotel and in about 2,5 hours, after crossing the valley of river Eurotas, we will be in the Eastern Peloponnese and specifically in Lakonia. During our trip, you will learn everything about Monemvasia, which is not a simple fortress with permanent residents, but a world cultural heritage monument and a major attraction for every traveler.
The Castle of Monemvasia has a unique, magical atmosphere and a fascinating history. Monuments and churches are scattered throughout the old town. An important archaeological collection is housed in the old mosque in the Square of Elkomenos Christos.
Your visit to Monemvasia will be a unique experience to travel back in time, in a castle-town with 15 centuries-old history, that is still inhabited. The so-called 'Gibraltar of the East', a small rocky island linked to the mainland through a short causeway, is full of myths and tales and has inspired great artists.
Upon entering the gate of the Lower town, you will find yourselves in what looks like a magnificent scenery. Walking around the cobbled streets you will get acquainted to the history of this city that was founded by the Byzantine emperor, and all its consequent rulers: The Pope, the Franks, the Venetians and the Ottomans. You will learn everything about its significant port that made Monemvasia one of the richest and most cosmopolitan towns of the Mediterranean and the wine produced there, that made it famous all over Europe. You will not miss the chance to visit some of the castle's 46 churches.
After your walk around the Lower town, you can make your way up to the archaeological site of the Upper town on top of the rock. There, you will have the opportunity to stroll in between the ruined houses on your way to Haghia Sophia, an 11th century church perched on the edge of the cliff and enjoy the panoramic views towards the mainland and the magnificent blue of the Aegean Sea.
Join us and feel like the princess or the knight of your childhood fairy tales.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Masks required
- Masks provided
- Hand sanitizer provided
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