This town is located off the east coast of the Peloponnesus. The island is connected to the mainland by a 220 yard causeway and the site of a medieval fortress. Monemvasia’s nickname is the Gibraltar of the East or The Rock and time seems to have stopped centuries ago.
The church of Agia Sofia is the oldest and most important Byzantine churches in Greece. It was originally established in the 12th century. It stands on the highest point of the island and gives you a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. We climbed the winding, yet steep, rock stairway to appreciate that view and spend time in the beautiful Agia Sofia.
Agia Sofia is still standing despite serious damage caused by time, wars and multiple conversions.
We had a delightful day exploring the ancient streets of Monemvasia.