6 h. tour (Private tour)
(transportation + free time in the castletown + optional guided walking tour of Monemvasia + optional lunch or dinner)
For those of you that don't want to visit either Mystras, or the Diros Caves, we have an even more exciting suggestion.
Head east from Gythion and visit the only inhabited archaeological site in Greece, Monemvasia, a traditional medieval town inside a Venetian castle. Castles, walls, old mansions, narrow cobbled lanes, churches, low arches and vaults, coats of arms, imperial marble thrones, Byzantine icons all give the impression of a town untouched by time.
We can either arrange for you to have a private vehicle and driver to take you to Monemvasia and give you the time to explore it on your own, or we could arrange for a professional licensed tour guide to meet you as soon as you reach the castle's gate and offer you a walking tour of the main parts of the castletown, as well as a guided tour of the historical metropolis church of Christ in Chains. You can also visit next to main square of Monemvasia, the small but interesting museum there is, where you will see fragments of utensils and pieces of the architecture of the buildings from the middle age during which Monemvasia was at its flourishing period.
At the end of your walking and hiking exploration, you shouldn't leave this majestic place, without relaxing at the balconies or the indoor areas of any of the few but impressive cafes or restaurants of this town, that offer spectacular view of the Myrtoon Sea. Most people that first experience Monemvasia on a short visit, come back to stay!
Ask for our suggestions if you are planning on having a romantic lunch or dinner in Monemvasia, which by many people has been characterized as the "Santorini of the Peloponnese".
After the end of your experience in Monemvasia, your driver will be waiting for you outside the main castle's gate to drive you safely back to the port of Gythion.