GREECE: Monemvasia

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by Neil

Monemvasia is a town in the Peloponnese region of Greece. It is located on a small island on the east coast and is linked to the mainland by a short causeway, only 200 m long.

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The town’s name comes from two Greek words, mone and emvasia, meaning “single entrance” and when you make your way to the top to enter the town there is just that. In years gone by it was the site of a very powerful medieval fortress.

Most of the streets are narrow and fit only for pedestrians and mules. The mules are still used by the builders to carry marble, brick, and cement etc.

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The streets are lined with stone slabs and there are numerous hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops.

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There is a path you can take up to the top to see the church which is under repair at the moment. It is worth the climb for the views.

CHURCH OF AGIA SOFIA

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VIEW FROM THE HILLTOP
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PLACES TO PARK UP IN YOUR MOTORHOME

Coming from the north down to Monemvasia  – about 1 km before the town on the left hand side is a large layby . Great space for a night stopover with nice views.

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The next night we stayed just over the causeway on the left in a car park area. We visited here in April, out of season which made parking up easy.  I can imagine in height of season it’s  a bit more difficult.

We also stayed a few nights at the port. Best spot here near the bars and shops.  An electric hook up was also available.

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OUR VIEW FROM  THE RESTAURANT  WE ATE AT

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KATIE’S  COOL ICE- CREAM SHOP VISIT

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Adam, Katie and  Jen did a geocache on the island but this time didn’t find it but they had good fun trying.

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This is a great place to visit and have a wander and the people were so friendly and helpful.

 

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