About Kastro, Sparti
Overview of Kastro
Kastro is a place in Sparti in the country of Greece. Kastro is often skipped on the visit, owing to the plethora of other prime attractions of Sparti.
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Getting around Kastro, Sparti
By walking for 7 minutes for a distance of 0.57 Kilometre.
Suggested transit method is Taxi. The distance between the points being 40.66 Kilometre, the time taken for the journey is 43 minutes. The expense of the trip is EUR 40.Car
The most preferred mode of transport is Car. The transit will take around 43 minutes, covering a distance of 40.66 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly USD 7.
Take a Taxi. The total distance will be 4.8 Kilometre costing EUR 7 and the duration of the trip will be 5 minutes.Walk
You can reach Monemvasia Seafront on foot. The distance is 4.83 Kilometre and it will take around 58 minutes.
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Good nice view
Fantastic view from the top of the rock. There are mostly just ruins around the upper fortress but it's still a nice hike (bring enough water!). The lower part of the town is beautiful and very well preserved with small shops and cafés/restaurants.
One of the most beautiful places in Greece! The Byzantine fortress town of Monemvasia, the “stone ship” referred to by the poet Yiannis Ritsos, stands sentinel on the southeastern coast of Laconia, ready to take its visitors on a historic journey back through the ages. Castles, walls, old mansions, narrow cobbled lanes, churches, low arches and vaults, coats of arms, imperial marble thrones, Byzantine icons all give the impression of a town untouched by time. Referred to variously throughout the ages as the Gibraltar of the East, the Castle above the Clouds, or the Castle of Flowers, among others, it is situated on a small islet linked to the mainland by a causeway and bridge, as if floating on the edge of the Myrtoon Sea. The single entrance that gives the rock its name (moni emvasia in Greek) is a passageway into its past, beginning in the 6th century AD. As one enters the main gate of the Lower Town, immediately above it to the left is the birthplace of the poet Yiannis Ritsos. The main thoroughfare, consisting of a narrow cobbled Byzantine street flanked by shops, leads to the main square dominated by an old cannon and the town cathedral, the Church of Elkomenos Christos. Directly opposite the church is a 16th century former mosque now housing the Monemvasia Archaeological Collection. From the main square a number of picturesque narrow streets fan out over the Lower Town. One of these leads to the Upper Town or Goula, a steep climb taking about 15 minutes, but a rewarding one for the panoramic view of the Lower Town and the surrounding open sea glittering below. Visit the restored church of Aghia Sofia, built on the cliff edge. In all there are 40 churches in Monemvasia, including the Panayia Chrysafitissa, Panayia Myrtidiotissa, Panayia Kritikias, Aghios Nikolaos, Aghios Stefanos, Aghios Pavlos and Aghia Anna, as well as the silver and gold workshop and museum.
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