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It's worth the sweat to climb in the summer!

Read the story of this place ahead of time. Know that the top part of the castle was the place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The church near the heaven

On the top of Monemvasia castle-city is the church of Agia Sofia is situated. If you decide to... read more

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Top of mountain, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read the story of this place ahead of time. Know that the top part of the castle was the place where the elite lived. Start early in the morning, wear shoes or sandals with non-flat soles. Do not wear flip flops! Arrive at the top,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the top of Monemvasia castle-city is the church of Agia Sofia is situated. If you decide to "climb" to the top, you will admire this excellent Byzantine monument and you will have the feeling that you are near the heaven, near the God!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent the old church with a wonderful view to the sea . Interesting place to visit and read the history of it. Difficult to get up during the sunny hours!!!!

Thank Vasmaril
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The path winding through the old stone houses of Monemvasia is steep and in some places slippery, so wear good shoes, but inside the walls of the upper city you’ll discover one of the most impressive churches of Greece, dating back to the 12th century:...More

1  Thank furio2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for personal reasons but will say its magical and views are fantastic, however whilst there did not get the chance to see god.

1  Thank Kris M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We were walking on the road to the wonderful old city of Monemvasia when our daughter noticed a small path on the hillside. It was already hot and there was no shade on the road so we figured we'd give the path a try. What...More

1  Thank kleic
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The church has been fully renovated and offers a good flavour of the life in the fortress some centuries ago

Thank Jose G
Reviewed 7 August 2018

It's worth the climb, even though you should be a little careful because of the uneven steps. Once you get there, avoid early noon, you can't but admire the reconstructed church and at the same time thank the helpful guard/guide. The church sits nearly at...More

Thank Andreas C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Well worth a visit - this church has been sympathatically and lovingly restored. Situated at the top of Monemvasia's rock, enjoying panoramic views out over the sea,

Thank Skips999
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The church has been wonderfully restored and the before and after photos along with details of the reconstruction project on display are fascinating.

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Sarah W
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P.S. After 15 trips to Greece, Monemvasia still evoked a "WOW" factor. Great choice. Enjoy and bring your camera!