The castle-town of Geraki was founded just after the first fall of Constantinople to the Franks in 1204 on a steep hill with a magnificent view of the valley, which has a history of at least 5,000 years.
The castle-town has been recently (partially) restored and some its beautiful churches and monuments are visitable presenting some unique characteristics. We continue our tour to the islet of Monemvasia, which was originally a cape cut off from the mainland after a devastating earthquake in 375 AD. Gradually it developed into a strong fortress and became a strategic base of the commercial and military fleet of the Byzantine Empire from which they could control the Eastern Mediterranean sea.
Many peoples, including the Venetians and the Turks, tried and succeeded in conquering it and of course influenced its architectural character. Today, it is a lively, picturesque medieval castle-town, preserving the narrow paved paths, the vaulted arched buildings with many traditional shops and tavernas.
The price includes all entry tickets to the archaeological sites, museums and certified tourist guide. Lunch is not included.
Castle-town of Geraki and Monemvasia are not suitable for people with mobility problems and comfortable footwear is necessary.
Important notice: Monday the castle-town of Geraki is closed.