Monemvasia for Lovers
Suggestions for all couples looking for a romantic few days in the medieval fortress.
First take a walk through the narrow lanes of the fortress before having dinner at one of the picturesque tavernas. Finish the evening with a drink in one of the bars within the town walls.
No need to do absolutely anything! Spend the morning lying in for complete relaxation! If you want to stretch your legs a little later, climb up to the Upper Town or head for one of the nearby beaches. As evening falls, take a leisurely walk over the causeway to Gefyra for some fresh fish and a traditional sweet.
Begin your exploration of the area with an excursion to the north along the rugged coastline with its wooded cliffs and striking landscape, heading for Kyparissi. Your route takes you through Gerakas, with its unusual fjord. Stop for a swim at Drymiskos beach where you may be the only visitors. Drymiskos is accessible only foot or four-wheel drive.The entire route has several places of interest (see Zarakas route).
Today’s excursion takes you south to an area rich in natural and historic sights, beautiful beaches and hiking trails. After a swim at Pouda, or opposite on the island of Elafonisos, you must not miss a visit to the Kastania Cave. Finish your day with a meal at one of Neapoli’s fish restaurants. (Additional places of interest are suggested in the routes Vatika Νο.1, Vatika No. 2 and Vatika Νο.3).
Before leaving Monemvasia, don’t forget to buy yourselves a present from among the many excellent products available in the town’s traditional stores, such as wine, organic olives and olive oil, sweets and many other high quality wares. Even better, visit the producers themselves – they are to be found not far from the fortress town.