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Top Choice Historic Site in Monemvasia

Kastro – Medieval Village

Almost wholly surrounded by ocean, Monemvasia's fortified medieval village is divided into the lower town, bisected by a main cobbled street lined with souvenir shops and tavernas that leads to the main square, and …
Top Choice International in Monemvasia

Chrisovoulo

One of the newest restaurants to join the local scene, Chrisovoulo comes with attitude. But it delivers: it conjures up the likes of quinoa salad, veal with morel sauce, and risotto with siglino (salted) pork from t…
Top Choice Mezedhes in Monemvasia

Voltes Mezedopolio & Grocery

Named after the switchback footpath leading to Monemvasia's upper kastro (the voltes), this wonderful eatery, run by two enthusiastic young brothers, manages to link modernity and tradition with ease. Choose from a …
Top Choice Wine Bar in Monemvasia

Wine Tasting Kamara

The home of Byron and Vivienne, this enchanting 11th-century wine cellar is decorated with souvenirs from a lifetime's travels. Get talking to the gregarious retired owners over a glass or two of Greek wine (from €4…
Taverna in Monemvasia

Marianthi

Run by 70-year-old Magda, who has been preparing and dishing up wonderful traditional cuisine for as long as she can remember. It doesn't have the outlook of the other restaurants as it's located on the main strip. …
Museum in Monemvasia

Monemvasia Archaeological Collection

This small museum housed in a former temple, Agios Andreas (596 AD), displays finds unearthed in the course of old town excavations, such as pottery from Asia Minor, cementing Monemvasia's status as an important tra…
Taverna in Monemvasia

Matoula

Of all the tavernas on the main street, Matoula is the oldest and seems to boast a global profile. Perhaps because it has the best sea views (from its vine-shaded terrace), and after so many years has the art down p…
Taverna in Monemvasia

To Kanoni

Pizza and pasta and traditional foods are on the menu at this casual and relaxed joint in Monemvasia's main strip.