The traditionally-built Kalnterimi is ideally located inside the Medieval Castle of Monemvasia, enjoying views over the Myrtoan Sea. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas and air-conditioned rooms with fireplace and sea-view windows.
The new town of Monemvasia is located 1 km from Kalnterimi, while the picturesque village of Agia Paraskevi with its beach is located 2 km from the property. Neapolis Port, from where ferries to Kythera and Elafonisos depart, is at 35 km. Free public parking can be found nearby.
The old town of Monemvasia is a perfectly preserved medieval settlement still inhabited, an world cultural heritage monument and a major attraction for every traveller in the Peloponnese. It has a unique, magical atmosphere and a fascinating history. Monuments and churches are scattered throughout the old town. An important archaeological collection is housed in the old mosque in the Square of Elkomenos Christos.
At the other end of the causeway on the mainland is the new town of Monemvasia. Along the coast to the south is the settlement of Nomia. Neighbouring Aghios Ioannis is recommended for those who would like to try authentic local dishes.
Both within and around Monemvasia are a number of excellent beaches. Noteworthy sights further inland include the watermill at Talanta and the Velies Folklore Museum.
Religious monuments outside the old town in the surrounding area include the twin churches in Teria and the church of Aghios Nikolaos in the village of the same name.
Kalamata International Airport (KLX) - approx. 160 km distance (2.5 hours)
Athens International Airport (ATH) - approx. 285 km distance (3.5-4 hours)
During the summer season you can reach Monemvasia by ferry boat. Departure from Piraeus port every Friday evening at 18:00 with arrival to Monemvasia at 23:40 (duration: 5:40 hours). On the return trip, departure from Monemvasia every Sunday night at 23:40 with arrival to Piraeus port every Monday morning at 5:20. For more information you can call 210-4197420 or 27320-61219 or visit www.lane.gr
Alternatively the public bus service (KTEL) is regular and reliable (www.ktel-lakonias.gr)
Transportation info Car
The easiest and quickest route from Athens to Monemvasia is via the highway A7 to Corinth and Tripoli. At Tripoli you take the direction for Sparta (the sign says Sparta toll free) following the signs for Monemvasia. Once in Monemvasia drive through the new town over the bridge and you will reach the gate of the legendary Casle Town. The reception of Moni Emvasis Suites lies at 100 m. away from the gate at your left hand side. The distance from Athens is approx. 285 km., total driving time +/- 3,5 hours.
Another option is after Corinth to take the picturesque road along the coast through Argos, Astros, and Leonidio continuing through mountain roads passing the traditional villages of Kosmas and Geraki. Follow through to Vlachiotis, Molai and finally Monemvasia. This option is considerably longer through winding mountain roads (aprox. 330 km - 5 hours from Athens) but well worth the reward, with breathtaking natural beauty of both sea views, canyon passes and the mountainous landscape.