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The Monemvasia rock on which the upper town is built rises to 300 m and the inhabitants could get to their houses only by climbing such steep stairs (today's tourists also have to climb).
The biggest problem was the food and water supplay. All food reserves inhabitants had to bring up the stairs on their backs, so in the upper city a huge water tank was built, rain water was collected there and the supplies were enough for many months.

Two photos in WS:
1. the ruins of the upper city and the 13th-century church of St. Sophia (Agia Sofia), standing at the highest point of the rock.
2. abandoned houses, in the picture you can see how the walls of houses were connected with rocks.

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