Beautiful Beaches to Visit in Monemvasia, Greece
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Monemvasia, Greece is a town on a small island located off the coast of the Peloponnese. The island is connected to the mainland via a causeway. Monemvasia is known as the Castle Town. The town was carved into the back side of a sea rock during Medieval times. When you’re not exploring the Castle Town and the newer town that has been constructed across from the rock, you will enjoy relaxing at one of the lovely beaches Monemvasia has to offer.
A short 2 km from Monemvasia, the beach of Pori is an organized beach that has umbrellas and sun beds available. Though Monemvasia itself has kept its ancient atmosphere, there is a supermarket, car rental agency, and some restaurants and taverns in the area. This is the perfect beach to visit if you want to experience both the ancient Castle Town and an area that is geared toward tourists. Pori Beach is a Blue Flag beach meaning it has met cleanliness and high environmental standards.
Within walking distance of Monemvasia, you will come to Mandraki Beach. The beach is located near the port of Mandraki. Though the coast is narrow, the water is ideal for swimming and there are water sports and fishing available. Restaurants, facilities, and places to stay can be found near the beach. This beach also offers a wonderful view of the Peloponnese, which is a bonus to visiting this beach.
Located 7 km from Monemvasia is the long and beautiful beach of Xifias. The beach is also near Agia Paraskevi Village, Agios Stefanos Village, and Nomia Village.These villages also have beaches to visit if you want to do more exploring of the area. Thanks to the location of Xifias Beach, there is a good choice of accommodation, facilities, and places to eat. The beach is sandy and perfect for swimming. It’s a non-organized beach, but family friendly.
Pera Kakavos Beach
Only 100 meters from the port is Pera Kakavos Beach. This beach is especially beautiful thanks to the views it offers of the surrounding landscape. The water is clear turquoise and ideal for swimming. Pera Kakavos Beach also has the combination of ancient sites close by and places for tourists. When you’re hungry you can enjoy the traditional meals offered at the seafront restaurants or you can buy food at the mini market. If you’re enjoying the beach later in the evening or at night and you want to explore the nightlife, there are some bars and taverns.
Getting to Monemvasia can be done by car or bus. Buses travel daily from the station in Athens and the trip lasts approximately five hours. There are also buses that travel to Monemvasia from Sparti and Molai. As there is no airport in Monemvasia, the Athens airport is the most convenient.
When in Monemvasia, enjoy a little downtime by relaxing on one of these pretty beaches.
This post was written by Greek Boston