Photographer's Note

-Since we have reached Monemvasia, let’s mention a couple of useful things, as you may have some questions.
-Firstly, the name of Monemvasia. The name comes from a narrow piece of land (“the bridge”), which joins the rock of Monemvasia with the mainland, creating thus one and only entrance to Monemvasia.
-Initially, Monemvasia was called only the castle and the city on the rock and the area before the bridge, while the city is officially called Gefyra; nowadays, the whole area is called Monemvasia.
-You may hear the name Monemvasia stressed on the third or the fourth syllable; they are all correct!

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When you reach the new city, just before the Bridge, you may park your car and have an enjoyable walk on foot.
-Starting from the beginning of the bridge and looking at the rock, on our left, passing by the small street of the kiosk, we proceed towards the beach with pebbles and Kakavos, where you can swim and relax, since there are café – bars just above the beaches.
-On the right side of the bridge, there is the parking place, where events take place during summer. You can see many café and restaurants on your way to the small picturesque port. The grilled octopus smell is pervasive and the ambience is almost always festive.
-When being here, you should not omit buying the marvelous “Amygdaloto” (sweet made of almonds), local wine, pasta but also tasting the delicacies of the area. There are various restaurants, for all tastes.
Keep on walking; you will reach a place with taverns for delicious food, having a view of the Rock of Monvemvasia.


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