The medieval "castletown" of Monemvasia, often called "The Greek Gibraltar", Lakonia, Peloponnese, Greece

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The boundaries of Lakonia have changed little since King Menelaus ruled the powerful mountain-skirted realm in Mycenaean times. It is home to legends, including the city of Sparta, as well as the spectacular ruins of Mystras, the Byzantine Empire’s last stronghold.


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