RECOMMENDED SIGHTS TO EXPLORE
THE GERAKAS FJORD (22 KM)
Gerakas is a small settlement by the sea, touched by the Aegean, which is 22Km from Byzantino Boutique Hotel. It used to be an important naval base of the Byzantines, a hiding place of pirates, an anchorage for the ships of Hydra and Spetses during the siege of Monemvasia and its naval embargo by the Greeks in 1821.
THE EXOTIC ELAFONISOS (37.5 KM)
Elefonisos is 37.5 Km from Byzantino Boutique Hotel and is famous for its credible beaches (Simos), which are visited by thousands of travelers from all over the world every year. Elafonisos became and island during the big earthquake of 372 AD, which cut off the rock of Monavasia from the land and completely changed the morphology of the area.
TALANTA WATERMILL (22 KM)
Talanta is a gorgeous village in the municipality of Monemvasia, only 22 Km from Byzantino Boutique Hotel. Located in a gorge, amid lush vegetation and running waters it is one of the many hidden beauties that fascinate the visitors.
THE UNIQUE KASTANIA CAVE (80 KM)
It is 80 Km from the Castletown of Monemvasia and one of the most impressive caves of Greece, thanks to the incredible formation of the rocks, which were formed from limestone over a period of 3 million years.
SWIMMING IN MONEMVASIA
The area of Monemvasia is generally rocky, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a swim when staying at Byzantino Boutique Hotel. The nearest spot for swimming is Portelo, the small gate in the walls of the castle that leads to the sea.
MYSTRAS (92 KM)
The world-renowned fortress town of Peloponnese is located 6 Km north-east of Sparta and is 92 Km from Byzantino Boutique Hotel. It was founded after the conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders in 1204, when the Peloponnese was granted to the Frank family of the Villehardouines and the Principality of Achaea was founded.
GERAKI CASTLE (59 KM)
The history of this monument is parallel to that of Mystras. It is a Latin castle, founded after the conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders in 1204. It is located in an area which has been inhabited since pre-historic times, on the foothills of Parnonas at an altitude of 400m.