Built in the shadow of the rock on which the medieval fortress town stands, the new town of Monemvasia has become a lively tourist destination in its own right. A large variety of hotels, restaurants and cafe bars attract thousands of visitors year round.

The fortress is just a short distance away and is served by a regular bus service from Gefyra.

In the town itself is the beach of Kakavos and a little futher out are Pori and the beaches of Nomia.

Gefyra’s stores sell the region’s traditional delicacies, the most famous being its almond sweets.



Monemvasia is about 300 dm from Athens and 25 km from Molai. In summer there is a connection by sea with Piraeus, some 84 nautical miles away.

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