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The medieval castletown of Monemvasia by Hercules Milas
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View of the medieval castletown of Monemvasia or “Malvasia” (also known as the “Greek Gibraltar”) from the sea. Monemvasia is not just one castle, but two! It’s not just one town, but two, the “Lower town” and the “Upper town”. The “Lower Town” remains in perfectly good condition, and it’ s one of the most romantic destinations in Greece, where you can find some of the most picturesque, hotels, guesthouses, taverns and cafes. The “Upper Town” is mostly ruined and only the majestic byzantine church of Agia Sofia remains in good condition. The whole rock of Monemvasia is a protected area and archaeological site

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Comments

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...9 months ago

    WOW that is so amazing!!! Sounds like such a wonderful place, looks so beautiful!!!! I’d love to visit it!!! :)))))))))))

  • Jan Timmons
    Jan Timmons9 months ago

    Beautiful light and clouds. Such clear details of the old town and promontory against the wisps of clouds — an appealing composition.

  • lezvee
    lezvee9 months ago

    What an amazing fortress this is. Brilliant shot and an excellent description.

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder9 months ago

    30/11/2013

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangert9 months ago

    A stunning image.

  • rasim1
    rasim19 months ago

    Very beautiful!

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaams6 months ago

    Fantastic image, Hercules!

  • Keala
    Keala6 months ago

    You work is lovely! We would hope that you might share with http://www.redbubble.com/groups/historic-sites

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Search5 months ago

    Wow, what a fabulous sky and beautiful composition!!! :)))

  • Keala
    Keala5 months ago

    ! 3/25/14
    Beautiful shot Hercules!!

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