For solitude and a dizzying view, pass through the upper town's wooden entrance gates, complete with the original iron reinforcement. Up the hill is a rare example of a domed octagonal church, founded in the 13th century by Emperor Andronicus II and patterned after Dafni monastery in Athens. Under Venetian rule the Byzantine complex served as a convent. Follow the path to the highest point on the rock for a breathtaking view of the coast.
At top of mountain, Monemvasia, 23070, Greece