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Endless view from the terrace of a house.
Lot of the medieval buildings have been restored, and many of them converted to hotels.

Modern times

The town was liberated from Ottoman rule on July 23, 1821 by Tzannetakis Grigorakis who entered the town with his private army during the Greek War of Independence. The "liberation" was followed by a massacre of many of its Turkish inhabitants.

In 1971, Monemvasia became linked with the rest of the outside world through a bridge on the western side that connects to GR-86.

In more recent history, the town has seen a resurgence in importance with increasing numbers of tourists visiting the site and the region. The medieval buildings have been restored, and many of them converted to hotels.

Places of interest

The Church of Ayia Sophia
Christos Elkomenos Square

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