We left Mystras after lunch time and reached Monemvasia in the afternoon.
Monemvasia is a huge rock, a tiny island which is bridged with the mainland with a causeway.
Reaching it at last was a revelation for me.
But when you enter it you think you are a princess in a medieval fortress!
We walked around the labyrinthine narrow roads and at some point we got lost!It was too dark too! So we returned to the one and only main road and had dinner at Marianthi's restaurant!
And reached the only entrance by daytime this time!
Yiannis Ritsos' house. Ritsos is one of the most famous Greek poets who has received the Lenin award. He was born in Monemvasia.
And a beautiful church.
And we went higher up.
And this one should be a Valentine's card!
And had coffee at a cosy cafe.
We returned to the main road. Bought some local products like soap and sweet wine liquer.
Of course we had to say goodbye to this gorgeous rock and move on before night fell!
The gifts I bought from Monemvasia!
A painting on wood of the rock of Monemvasia.