Sailing to Monemvassia enjoying the views
Sailing to Monemvassia enjoying the views is a most noteworthy experience. Probably because sailing there is so much easier and more rewarding than the alternative. From the Ionian Sea we sail south. A few days sail and we are rounding the Pelapanese. Plenty of interesting stop overs on the way down.
Across the bottom of the Pelapanese and turn north and it is less of a distance than you would think. Good winds on the east side of the headland and steady progress is made. There is a smashing harbour at Monemvassia and lots of space. We moored up and set off to explore the old town.
You walk through the old town and soon join a winding path that takes you up to the top and to what was the original site of the first and ancient site of Monemvassia. The only building still standing is the old Church. This has been maintained and repaired over centuries. Worth the climb for the views and visit ti the church.
Back down to the old town and there is a beautiful selection of varied shops and restaurants. There are also some interesting hotels that seem to be built into the side of the rocks. As a result we spent the whole of the day exploring and tasting the delights on offer. In conclusion this a trip well worth taking. Probably a yacht is the best and most enjoyable way to travel to Monemvassia.
Inachos was very safe in the well protected harbour. We walked back and arrived just as the sun was setting. A glass of wine before we called it a night. All in all probably one of the best days on our trip. After a good nights sleep we were up early and decided to stay for one more day.