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Monemvasia is a hidden gem off the Peloponnese east coast in Greece. With its founding dating back to the sixth century, Monemvasia is one of the oldest continually-inhabited fortified towns in Europe boasting a rich history filled with influences from the Byzantines, Crusaders, Venetians, and Turks.

The town still showcases many Byzantine churches and the walls of a once-powerful medieval fortress, which remain as testaments to the town’s history. The Archaeological Museum also housed in a 16th-century Muslim Mosque is a must-see for history enthusiasts.

Walking through the narrow cobbled streets, experiencing the medieval charm of Monemvasia, and indulging in culinary delights at a rooftop restaurant are all part of what makes visiting Monemvasia an unforgettable experience. Spending a night in a stone-built tower will take you back in time, creating a sense of history slipping between the cracks of the walls.

Divided into the lower and upper town and with the “Kastro” offering a unique experience for travelers, there is much to see and do in Monemvasia. Taking a walk to the Fortress of Youlás is an experience not to be missed. The panoramic views of the town from atop the Fortress are nothing short of breathtaking.

Monemvasia offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in the mystical atmosphere of a medieval gem. Explore one of Greece’s best-kept secrets and take a step back to experience Monemvasia’s history and charm.