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Monemvasia Castle, Peloponnese

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portant medieval fortress-cities of Greece. It is also one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Participants can obesrve the wonderful byzantine architecture and understand the culture tied to the place and its historical importance to the region.

Cross-cultural dimensions
The town and fortress were founded in 583, during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Mauricius, by people seeking refuge from the Slavic and the Avaric invasion of Greece. A history of the invasion and occupation of the Peloponnese was recorded in the medieval Chronicle of Monemvasia. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period.

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recommended for all/ unique/ does not require prior knowledge/ accessible/ free of charge

Menomvasia 230 70/ Buses from Athens to Monemvasia depart from Kifissos KTEL Bus Station. To go to Kifissos KTEL Bus Station, passengers have to take Bus 051 from Omonoia or Bus X93 from the airport of Athens./ Languages: English, Greek

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What Will You Learn?

  • The castle increases awareness of visitors of the past, considering that most ameneties there are kept at their original state. Consequently, one could consider it a voyage in time with all the markets, surrounding houses, and facilites which showcase the commerical improtance of the castle through time. develops appreciation towards cultural heritage and the interconnectedness of European past.

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