Monemvasia by foot & Traditional House Visit
Monemvasia, often referred as the “ Gibraltar of Greece”, is undoubtedly unique with its fortified medieval town built on a reddish-brown rock and surrounded by the blue sea. Board your shuttle bus from the tender point and start your exploration by entering the one and only gate of the city (Monemvasia means Moni=sole, Emvasia = entrance). The old stone built mansions, the picturesque lanes and the numerous Byzantine churches create an environment of superb beauty. Monemvasia is split in two, the lower town and the upper town. Walking on the main alley and admiring the wonderful architecture of the houses on your left and right hand, you will end up at the square of Elkomenos. The square is dominated by the church of Elkomenos on the left, a mosque converted into a museum on the right and an old Turkish cannon in the middle of it. Continuing your walk in the upper town you will admire the octagonal church of Agia Sofia, built by the Emperor Andronicus in the 12th century AD, one of the most beautiful worship spots in Greece, offering unique views of the walled city and the sea. Following your walking tour you will board your coach outside the entrance of Monemvasia medieval town for a short drive to the traditional “Olive Press” house which was the family house of the great Greek poet Yiannis Ritsos where he spent his summers. You will be guided around the house areas which include an olive press Museum and a cellar-wine tasting area. You will also have the chance to taste the olive oil and the Monemvasian wines together with fresh home made bread and hand made local products such as olives, oregano and feta cheese. You will then return to Monemvasia to board your tender back to your SeaDream yacht.
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Duration: 3,5 hours
Price: 149 USD
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