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Room with a view – Monemvasia

Tom Winnifrith Saturday 6 July 2013

 

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Separated by an earthquake from the mainland in 375 AD, Monemvasia is the Gibraltar of Greece. The old town situated within the fortress is largely Venetian and this place stayed under Venetian control, for 90 years after the rest of Greece was conquered by the Turks ( until 1540). Between 1690 and 1715 it again came under Venetian control but then went back to the Turks but in 1821 it was the first major fortress to fall in the war of Independence.

It is a wonderful place and my home for a couple of days as I check out a few things inland.

 

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