THE CASTLE OF MONEMVASIA

Monemvasia located in the southeastern Peloponnese in the prefecture of Laconia, separated from the mainland by an earthquake in 375 A.D. Its name derives from two Greek words, mone and emvassi, meaning “single entrance”.

Today a causeway links the mainland town of Yefira/New Monemvasia to Monemvasia or Kastro (castle). The Kastro is divided into a lower and an upper town. Many ruins of the original 800 houses and only four out of the original forty churches can be found in the lower town.

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photography © christos drazos

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  1. 04/03/2013 at 23:14 · Reply

    Wow ! so beautiful !

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