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The Peloponnese Sights

Ayia Sofia

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Updated 10/07/2014

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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.

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At top of mountain, Monemvasia, 23070, Greece

Updated 10/07/2014


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