Visit Monemvasia Castletown

3 h. tour (Private tour)

(private transfer to the castle and back + guided walking tour of Monemvasia + free time in the castletown + optional lunch or dinner)

Once you get off the cruise ship to the port of Monemvasia, look for the private vehicle that has a sign with your name on it, which will offer you the short but very impressive drive to the castle's gate where your tour guide will be waiting for you, in order to offer you a "journey back in time", walking you into the castle through the only still standing land gate.

From there your walking tour of the main parts of the castletown will begin, as well as a guided tour of the historical metropolis church of Christ in Chains. You can also visit next to the 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. Be prepared for a lot of walking on steep original steps and cobbled pathways, built in different levels, if you want to take in and photograph the most important parts of this unique place. For those of you that would not want to do a lot of exercise, your tour guide will navigate you through the main parts of the castletown and will then give you suggestions on how to take advantage of your time there.

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".

Since you will know in advance that your driver will be meeting you outside the main castle's gate for your short drive back down to the port, this tour can be extended to more than three hours without any extra cost as long as inform us about that in advance.

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