Monemvasia Alley Day
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Fotografia panorâmica por Vasilis Triantafyllou EXPERT Criado em 09:16, 16/08/2009 - Views loading...

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Monemvasia Alley Day

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Crossroad or better crossalley at Monemvasia. Every corner of this place has magic built into it and beauty emerges from every stone.

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A: Monemvasia small alley by night

Por Vasilis Triantafyllou, 10 metros de distância

The almost fairy like night walk of Monemvasia leeds you from alley to alley with a surprise waiting ...

Monemvasia small alley by night

B: Fortress town of Monemvasia

Por Christos Pappas, 60 metros de distância

The Byzantine fortress town of Monemvasia, the “stone ship” referred to by the poet Yiannis Ritsos, s...

Fortress town of Monemvasia

C: Monemvasia Square of Elkomenou by night

Por Vasilis Triantafyllou, 70 metros de distância

Walking in the alleys of Monemvasia at night is like time traveling in a different era. Here one can ...

Monemvasia Square of Elkomenou by night

D: Monemvasia castle, Greece

Por Andrey Grinyov, 80 metros de distância

Monemvasia castle, Greece

E: Church of Elkomenos Christos

Por Christos Pappas, 90 metros de distância

Basilica with a cupola, three semi-circular arches to the east and a domed narthex to the west. The c...

Church of Elkomenos Christos

F: Monemvasia Square of Elkomenou by night centre

Por Vasilis Triantafyllou, 90 metros de distância

This is the sqare of Elkomenou where a lot of cultural and musical activities take place. It is the m...

Monemvasia Square of Elkomenou by night centre

G: Monemvasia Old Town Square

Por Vasilis Triantafyllou, 90 metros de distância

The old town square is today a place one can gaze at the Mytroo Pelagos, which is at the east of Mone...

Monemvasia Old Town Square

H: Monembasia Square of Elkomenou

Por Nikos Giannakopoulos, 100 metros de distância

Monemvassia and known by the Franks as Malvasia , is a well-known medieval fortress with an adjacent ...

Monembasia Square of Elkomenou

I: Monemvasia Trail to the Top

Por Vasilis Triantafyllou, 110 metros de distância

Following the old trail to reach the top of the old town of Monemvasia

Monemvasia Trail to the Top

J: Monemvasia Stone Paved Trail to the Upper City

Por Vasilis Triantafyllou, 130 metros de distância

The stone paved trail of Monemvasia is full of arches like this one making it a beautifull trail to w...

Monemvasia Stone Paved Trail to the Upper City

Esta panorâmica foi tirada em Greece, Europe

Esta é uma visão geral de Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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