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travel diary: tiriza taygetos, greece

By December 11, 2013 europe, greece, travel

Next stop on “Road Trip Wing It” was Monemvasia.

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Want to know how we got here? Read about the start of my adventure here.

By now I am really digging this whole wingin’ it thing. The world hasn’t ended because I didn’t book 6 months in advance, and surprisingly loads of accommodation is available. Plus it’s kind of exhilarating not knowing what you’re doing next. #imtotallychillthesedays

Monemvasia is a small little island 400m from the mainland, having been separated during an earthquake in 375A.D.

Today a road connects the mainland town of New Monemvasia (real original!) to Old Monemvasia where the castle  from Byzantium times till remains.

The old town itself is a maze of cobbled streets that are home to restaurants, bars, little shops and then lead up to the ruins of the castle, several houses and 4 of the some 40 churches that were there in it’s hey day.

Accomm

We stayed at Panorama Hotel in the New Town.  It is a clean and modern hotel which we chose as it had a great price point when we were about to splurge in Santorini in the coming weeks.  It’s a bit of a walk so for you kids that don’t do long walks up steep hills, I would recommend staying closer into town.

Food + Drink

We had dinner at Matoula Restaurant which has a nice terrace and overlooking the water and serves local greek food.

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We couldn’t walk past the cute crepe place on the way home. The mister has been off sugar for a while. He’s always on some crazy new diet. The sugar made him cray cray! I didn’t even get a bite 🙁

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Hiking

As I mentioned there are loads of hikes up to the castle and I would definitely do this. You get great views over the water and can see why Monemvasia was such a prized piece of land over years.

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Read what happens next in Tiriza Taygetos (released 13 Dec).

The Macadame. xx

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