The town's name derives from two Greek words, mone and emvasia, meaning "single entrance".
And it’s the grounds of a powerful medieval fortress.
A little bit of history is in order!Monemvasia's nickname is the ‘Gibraltar of the East’ or ‘The Rock’. The town is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece . The island is linked to the mainland by a short beautiful causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau, some 100 metres above sea level and up to 300m wide and 1 km long.
The town walls and many Byzantine churches are still remaining from the medieval period. So you can understand that this is a archeological site. The construction of this town is overwhelming. The whole town is built on top of a rock. And every building looks like it was placed by ‘god’s hand’!
As we’ve entered its main gate, I immediately felt overwhelmed! It absolutely looked like a fairytale! We’ve walked in the beautiful narrow streets filled with warm colors, small shops, restaurants and eventually stopped at the @enetiko_cafe_cocktail_bar with the best views and hospitality (and great cocktails I must add) of the castle .
As the sun was setting in this beautiful place, we sat at one of the best seafood restaurants in Monemvasia. The @idusma_kai_artuma
From the unique table (it was an actual small boat!) to the fantastic mouthwatering food and the warm welcome from the owner himself @takis_spanos , the experience was one of a kind!
Thank you @myefthimia ❤️ for arranging everything for us and for giving us the opportunity to visit such an amazing ,full of ancient history, Greek city!
Outfit details: Jewelry @boldbyangeliquetsanis
Silk top provided by @sochic_luxuryboutique
A luxury 5 star resort in Monemvasia. The hotel is a Byzantine mansion which has been meticulously restored with great respect for its long history. Winner of numerous international distinctions and awards, the Kinsterna today is a true paradise for those who seek peace and quiet. Words alone cannot describe the majestic atmosphere of the mansion, the clean air, the great food, all with a view of the legendary castle of Monemvasia.
Perfect for all the nature’s lovers.
‘Roads are made for journeys, not destinations’ -Confucius
I haven’t done a road trip since I was 15. We’ve decided to drive to our destination as an adventure. And it was so much fun! We laughed, we sung, we bonded a bit more.
When people say that, the important thing is not the destination but the journey, they’re so true!
Because sometimes all you need is good friends and a tank full of gas❤️
Have a great weekend x
Ancient Greek history, meets the Athenian Riviera at @grecotelcapesounio
One of the most beautiful luxury resorts in Attiki, Greece located opposite Poseidon’s ancient temple.
With one of the most polite staff, I must add.
A must stay 5⭐️ hotel
This is what I call my home away from home.
Secluded laidback luxury @okuhotels at Kos is the resort I’ve been staying twice per season for 4 years now. A beautiful resort with amazing food and cocktails (like omg!) and very polite staff. If you need a place to relax and unwind, you are at the right place!
See you next year xx
Mua @konstantinos_rs & @eftychia_art
Styling @oneangel.abroad & @boudoir_dennisp