PLACES

Monemvasia, the hidden town

The rocky island Monemvasia in Greece is connected to the mainland by a causeway. With the structures dating back to the Byzantine, Ottoman, and Venetian times, this small town looks like a living museum and lies on the slope of the plateau hidden from the mainland. It was earlier situated on the top of the plateau which is now called the upper town and spread down the hill forming into a romantic town shadowed by the great rock. Monemvasia had immense importance as a great commercial center during the Byzantine era and now again started regaining importance as a romantic tourist destination.

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Sources: Wikipedia / Rick Steves’ Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese by Rick Steves / h/t: amusingplanet