One of my new fave #cruise   destinations - Monemvasia in Greece. Unspoilt by commercial tourism and a real gem! A causeway links the mainland town of Yefira/New Monemvasia to Monemvasia or Kastro (castle). The Kastro is divided into a lower and an upper town. Many ruins of the original 800 houses and only four out of the original forty churches can be found in the lower town. High above, castle walls protect the upper town on the summit. There one can see the remains of Byzantine houses and public buildings and a vast cistern that ensured a water supply at times of siege. A fortified zigzag path from the upper town leads to the Fortress of Goulas on the summit overlooking the town. It is entered by a tunnel that still retains its ironbound gates. Among the ruins of houses and cisterns of the acropolis of the upper town stands St. Sophia, a Byzantine church founded by Andronikos II Paleologos on a plan similar to that of Daphni in Athens.

I visited Monemvasia on luxury cruise line Oceania Cruises - read my review and Monemvasia experience here http://www.theluxurycruisecompany.com/luxury-cruise-blog/blogs/oceania-marina-cruise-blog-day-5/
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