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Monemvasia, Peloponnesos, Greece, May 2013. Monemvasia occupies a steep, rocky islet connected to the Laconian coast by a bridge. The rock on which it is built, 300m. high, is connected to the coast by means of a low bridge.The rock island of Monemvasia was part of the mainland until it was cut off by an earthquake in AD 375. Its name means ‘single entry’ (moni – single, emvasia – entry), as there is only one way into the medieval town. During the 6th century, barbarian incursions forced inhabitants of the surrounding area to retreat to this natural rock fortress. By the 13th century it had become the principal commercial centre of Byzantine Morea – complementing Mystras, the spiritual centre. It was famous throughout Europe for its highly praised Malvasia-grape wine. The Peloponnese peninsula is the real heart of traditional Greece. Ancient mountain villages interrupt the olive groves that line the rugged coastline that is surrounded by deep blue and turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.  Photo by Frits Meyst/Adventure4ever.com


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Exploring the Peloponnesos of Greece: Mani, Monemvasia, Gythio, Mystras, Koroni

Monemvasia, Peloponnesos, Greece, May 2013. Monemvasia occupies a steep, rocky islet connected to the Laconian coast by a bridge. The rock on which it is built, 300m. high, is connected to the coast by means of a low bridge.The rock island of Monemvasia was part of the mainland until it was cut off by an earthquake in AD 375. Its name means ‘single entry’ (moni – single, emvasia – entry), as there is only one way into the medieval town. During the 6th century,...
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