Private Day Trip to Monemvasia

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A world cultural heritage monument

Private Day Trip to Monemvasia

5h

Tour Duration

2h

Tour around the Castle

15

Centuries-old history

11AD

Hagia Sophia

Our tour will begin from your hotel and in about 2,5 hours, after crossing the valley of river Eurotas, we will be in the Eastern Peloponnese and specifically in Lakonia. During our trip, you will learn everything about Monemvasia, which is not a simple fortress with permanent residents, but a world cultural heritage monument and a major attraction for every traveler.

The Castle of Monemvasia has a unique, magical atmosphere and a fascinating history. Monuments and churches are scattered throughout the old town. An important archaeological collection is housed in the old mosque in the Square of Elkomenos Christos.Your visit to Monemvasia will be a unique experience to travel back in time, in a castle-town with 15 centuries-old history, that is still inhabited. The so-called ‘Gibraltar of the East’, a small rocky island linked to the mainland through a short causeway, is full of myths and tales and has inspired great artists. Upon entering the gate of the Lower town, you will find yourselves in what looks like a magnificent scenery. Walking around the cobbled streets you will get acquainted to the history of this city that was founded by the Byzantine emperor, and all its consequent rulers: The Pope, the Franks, the Venetians and the Ottomans. You will learn everything about its significant port that made Monemvasia one of the richest and most cosmopolitan towns of the Mediterranean and the wine produced there, that made it famous all over Europe. You will not miss the chance to visit some of the castle’s 46 churches. After your walk around the Lower town, you can make your way up to the archaeological site of the Upper town on top of the rock. There, you will have the opportunity to stroll in between the ruined houses on your way to Haghia Sophia, an 11th century church perched on the edge of the cliff and enjoy the panoramic views towards the mainland and the magnificent blue of the Aegean Sea.
Join us and feel like the princess or the knight of your childhood fairy tales.

Monemvasia

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Reminder

• Smoking is not permitted while on board
• Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
• The language of the tour is Greek and English. Other languages can be provided at an extra charge
• Time and place of departure: After coordination
• Expect mostly warm weather in Greece during the tour
• Comfortable walking shoes, sun-glasses, a hat and loose fitted clothing are strongly recommended

Prices

Per Group: 330€
Group: 1 – 8 persons


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Angelika S
Angelika S
16. November, 2021.
Hoch interessant! Mein Mann und ich besuchten die Höhle nicht im Rahmen einer Reisegruppe. Man kann sich dort direkt Eintrittskarten kaufen und ab geht's ins Boot durch einen Teil der interessanten Höhlengänge. Der Rest wird zu Fuß erkundet. Dank Corona sind momentan leider nur weniger Kilometer zu besichtigen. Wir waren trotzdem tief beeindruckt!
Yanni M
Yanni M
5. September, 2021.
Amazing experience worth every penny!! With my partner Matthew, during our holidays in Kalamata, we booked a trip with Aristoteleia and Pixida tours to the Mani villages and the Diros caves. It was an amazing experience as we learned a lot about the local culture and the achievements of the Maniates during the Ottoman occupation and Nazi invasion of Greece. Moreover we had a fabulous time at the stunning Diros’ caves and an unforgettable meal in Kardamyli at Tikla Cuzina & Wine Bar. Aristoteleia was fantastic during our tour and made this experience very enjoyable and unforgettable.
cathyandkelvin
cathyandkelvin
29. June, 2021.
EXCELLENT TOURS We actually did several trips with Pixida mainly because they were so good and the service was excellent. We went on the following: Diros Caves and Mani Peninsula Ancient Messene Ancient Olympia Tour Pylos and Methoni Tour On each tour Aristoteleia was great at making us feel at ese and her knowledge of the tours and visits was excellent. She allowed us time on our own to explore at our pace and supplied us with LOTS of information of the topics so we didn't feel we missed out at all. She also was felxible on teh tours to adapt them to exactly what we wanted. Well worth paying a little extra for this type of service. We actually recommended her and her company to other people in our hotel while we were there. Aristoteleia and Pixida made a big difference to our holiday and she stepped in and managed to fit us in when Tui had let us down badly at short notice. DEFINETLY RECOMMENDED
cathyandkelvin
cathyandkelvin
23. September, 2020.
4 fantastic trips Also went out to Olympia, messene and the Diros caves with Aristoteleia. She was excellant and all the tours were VERY enjoyable. Would recommend paying a bit extra for the private tour and the flexibility it gives you. The extra notes that were provided for Olympia and Messene were great and very useful. Also very informative just to chat to someone about the local way of life etc. THANK YOU ARISTOTELEIA.
Kuchnia Agnes
Kuchnia Agnes
24. July, 2020.
Unforgettable pleasure with Pixida Tours I have just returned from one day trip guided by Thelia. She made me make a decision of coming back to Kalamata region in the nearest future. Me and my daughter loved everything about the trip: the organization, the comfort of the van, but above all the sincerity and expertise of the guide. Thelia knows a lot of secrets and interesting curiosities connected with the region and shares them willingly with tourists. I will definitely come back and I order another tour with her!
kostam
kostam
10. November, 2019.
One of the Finest Beaches Anywhere A real gem, not organized but well worth the visit. Perfect bay for swimming and enjoying the sun. A must visit if you are around!
SandraChrista
SandraChrista
22. October, 2019.
Walked a Smile in my shoes Thank you Telia. Four weeks ago we took the tour Kalamata Historic Center Private Walking Tour for our group of 15 from Australia and it was a wonderful experience. Being in town for just the 2 nights this Pixida tour provided us with a fantastic introduction and historical experience of the beautiful city of Kalamata. Telia's enthusiasm, passion and friendly nature was greatly appreciated and I would highly recommend this tour no matter how long or short your stay is. Telia is a wealth of knowledge and it was a pleasure to see Kalamata through the eyes of a local.
Arfon Jones
Arfon Jones
6. October, 2019.
Professional Tour. During our vacation in Kalamata 6 of us went on a tour of the Caves of Diros and the villages of Mani. The guide and driver was Aristoteleia who was excellent, good fun and very knowledgeable guide. We went to the cave then a walk around Areopoli and a nice lunch at Stoupa. Pixida are highly recommended NB - Good to see Aristoteleia again a week later doing a walking tour around old town Kalamata, which I now regret not going on.
Monica K
Monica K
29. September, 2019.
Resa med specialresor Intressant att se var den första olympiaden ägde rum under antiken. Att se var den olympiska elden hämtas än idag. Zevs staty. Vi hade även en tävling i att springa på stadion.
Daniella
Daniella
5. September, 2019.
La più bella spiaggia Una baia a forma di lettera omega,con acqua cristallina....bellissima, sede di tartarughe che vanno a stabilirsi....super consigliata, ma...bisogna andarci presto. Arrivano tanti turisti e svanisce la magia