Saturday, September 27, 2014

Monemvasia-A Medieval bastion of the Peloponese

 One of the many arched entrances
Monemvasia is a small  island off the coast of the Peloponese connected with the mainland with a short causeway. It's name is derived from the Greek word Mone and Emvasia, meaning only passage.
 View from the stone trail up the mountain
The stone streets are filled with shops and restaurants and are only for pedestrians
 Holiday residences

A caper plant clinging to the stone wall

 You have to hoof it for the great views
At the top

Choose a table with a view and enjoy a glass of wine and some Greek specialties with a twist, like the grilled watermelon salad!