Choosing Greece for your wedding ceremony or honeymoon is the best choice you can make. Monemvasia, a Byzantine fortress town,situated off the southern coast of Peloponnese, is an ideal location to begin your new life. The mild weather throughout the year makes it perfect for early spring to late autumn celebrations. Another adavantage of choosing Monemvasia is that you get there by car. No need to worry about connections and weather conditions.
Once you step through the gate is like stepping back in the Medeival times. Everywhere you look, there are historical churches, Venetian mansions now used as boutique hotels and guesthouses. Strolling along the winding,cobbled paths you can enjoy the colorful shops and cafes. Going up the main street you reach the Elkomenos Christos Church, on the main square opposite the museum which once was a Turkish mosque.
Further uphill, you reach Agias Sofias Church, from here you can marvel the view of the castle below. During spring , wild flowers, sage and thyme and other herbs give off an earthy, natural fragnance in the air. This is the reason, Monemvasia is known as the Castle of Flowers.
Despite the traditional achitectual style, modern facilities provide all the comfort you need.
Treat yourselves to a romantic breakfast or lunch on a private terrace,overlooking the bright blue Myrtoo sea. Enjoy your dinner or drinks adminring the fantastic sunset. Have a taste of local cuisine and Malvasia, its famous local wine. Don’t forget to bring some back home to share with friends as well as sweet almonds, a traditional treat in Monmvasia.
In the surrounding area, you can enjoy swimming in the clear waters, either in a secluded beach for more privacy, or visit more organized ones such as Gefyra, Ampelakia or Portello under the Castle walls. Like all parts of Greece, here also there are beaches with golden sand or pebbles, secluded or touristic. Find one that suits you both and relax under the Aegean sun. These are the most memorable moments of your romantic vacation.
No matter which island you choose to visit, there are always going to be enough beaches to check out, with sands or pebbles, touristic or secluded, the options are endless!
Walking or driving outside the fortress you are in the New Monemvasia, a modern town with shops, night clubs, a bank and bakeries for all your needs.
Monemvasia is considered to be one of the most romantic destinations in Greece, built on the rock is ideal for romance throughout the year. You can spend quality time with your loved one, yet without spending a fortune.