Visit the various areas are within walking distance from Monemvasia
EXCURSIONS IN MONEMVASIA
The area of southern Peloponnese has wonderful attractions, magnificent nature and picturesque locations that are worth visiting.
Southeast of Naples lies the Petrified Palm to the coastal zone of St. Nicholas, a monument of time and nature, included in the Atlas of Geological Monuments and place of unique beauty. According to official studies, a series of geological disturbances, earthquakes and volcanic activity millions of years ago, led to the fossilization of palaiochloridas region. The Petrified Forest of Naples, of great scientific importance and unique throughout Europe, attracts the visitor’s interest at every step, uniting in the most natural way, the past with the present.
96 km from Monemvasia 6 km outside of Sparta, the Byzantine world cultural heritage site under UNESCO’s decision in 1989 ushered us into a grand journey through history. Passing the gates of the castle, the “dead state”, commercial and cultural center of the whole of the Peloponnese during the Byzantine period, boasts a huge set of secular and religious monuments that exceed a year. Castle City is divided in the two upper and lower town. On top of the stone state, the Frankish castle, the view towards the laconic plain and Taygetos literally.
CAVES OF DIROU
On the west coast of the Laconic Peninsula in the bay Dirou in eastern Mani, a secret underground world is revealed, divided into three caves, Glyfada (or Vlychada), the Alepotrypa and Katafygi, each with its own beauty, just decided by the nature of the bottomless imagination. The cave Dirou first explored in 1949 by the couple Petrocheilou the founders of the Greek Speleological Society. The length Glyfada 3.5 km cave is unique visitors and is considered the most beautiful lake cave in the world. The natural wonder of stalactites and crystals.
IN MONEMVASIA OF LAKONIKIS EARTH
Monemvasia, the living past
Place of historian, the Monemvasia with the imposing rock and its famous medieval castle town of a unique travel experience.
The walls, the churches, the stone houses and mansions, arches, cobbled streets, traditional accommodation, shops and cafes – restaurants create a beautiful residential complex with romantic atmosfairakai cosmopolitan character.
The five faces of Laconia
A place of exceptional character and a strong presence throughout the centuries, the famous laconic earth, Lacedaemon seniority, occupies the southeastern part of the Peloponnese. A unique experience for visitors is the acquaintance with five different faces of Laconia: the beautiful valley of Eurotas, the imposing Taygetos, the unique Mani, cozy Parnon and region from Cypress to the Cavo-Malia.
Places to see
Visit the various areas are within walking distance from Monemvasia and you find that you are in a blessed, green and fertile region of Lakonia
60 km from Monemvasia, crossing the mountainous region of Zaraka and the gorge of the Cross, the village Cypress with its unique both mainland and island physiognomy, will charm you. The journey to reach is special, since the road is narrow, but the landscape will compensate you for your trouble. Built amphitheatrically, stretched out at the foot of Mount Parnon looks Myrtoo Sea and the eye can give you unforgettable images. Wonderful beaches, historical monuments, excellent food and spectacular views are some of the characteristics.
50 km from Monemvasia, Geraki in the southern foothills of Parnon, combines the natural beauty, traditional architecture, stone houses, narrow streets and the view that embraces the whole Laconian plain. 30 Byzantine churches dating from the 12th century with rare frescoes create a solemn atmosphere of another era and going to the Medieval Castle, the image of Taygetos completes the natural beauty of the landscape. Live cultural area that respects the traditions and people who know of warm hospitality, the visit to the Falcon.
45 minutes from Monemvasia, village Viglafia near Naples, is the ferry that leads you directly to heaven. Known to the faithful visitors for lacy white sands and crystalline waters, Elafonisos will win your heart quickly. It has many sandy beaches. Most famous of all, the duo Frank – Sarakiniko (Simos) in the Southern part of the island, admire the dunes with cedars and enjoy fresh fish at one of the nearby restaurants. Summer itineraries every half hour to and from the magical island.