Monemvasia is a unique spot that is well worth the visit if the weather permits.
Anchor: on either side of the bay.
Ashore: the town of Yerifa is good place to load up on supplies and has all the amenities you might need, the supermarket will even deliver to your boat! Water can be arranged by tanker. Yerifa is about a 15 minute walk to Monemvasia Town, or you can get a local bus that runs about every 10 minutes.
- swim with turtles in the crystal clear waters of the harbour
- the spectacular town is set behind gates on a sheer rock rising from the sea, subsequently nicknamed the Gibraltar of the East. The medieval fortress on a peninsula is linked to the new town (Yerifa) by a causeway; its name literally meaning 'single entrance', Moni Emvasis. The town still exhibits many original ruins and Byzantine churches. It is a historical gem, as it has been isolated from any rebuilding since the early 19th century and now has a historical preservation order to try to maintain this. Cars can not pass through the gates into the old town, and subsequently has a very peaceful feel to the place. Exploring Monemvasia Town is an absolute must, with its beautiful buildings, side streets and some fantastic restaurants. Don't forget your camera!