- Due to possible schedule changes , please call for exact hours.
Elafonisos is a small island in the southeastern tip of Peloponnese. There you will find the beautiful Simo’s Beach ranked as one of the best in the world.
The crystal clear blue waters , the golden sand , the dunes and the forest with juniperus macrocarpa compose a unique landscape. Simos beach is divided in two parts by the bay of Sarakiniko. Locals refer to those parts as the big beach and the small beach.
To reach Elafonisos from Maurovouni you have to take a 70 minutes drive to Neapoli and just 5 minutes or so before you enter the town, look for Punta’s port. Once you arrive at the port you will board in one of the small Ferry boats offerering dailly connection to and from the island. Elafonisos island doesnt provide any kind of public transportation so it might be wise to rent a car first or to take yours. But thats not completely necessary unless you want to discover the whole island.
For further information – directions do not hesitate to consult us.
Six Km northwest of Sparta , on a rocky hillside of North Taygetos there is Mystras castle. Mystra’s rock with its conical and sharp form offered by itself a great natural fortress.
Today Mystras , closes inside its walls four abandoned settlements with great post-Byzantine churches , houses and palaces. Since 1989 by decision of Unesco , Mystras is registered as a cultural object among the liost of World Cultural Heritage.
Fortificatios , Byzantine churches and palaces , mansions , houses , ancient small streets are just some of the reasons why Mystras everyday atracts hundrends of visitors. It also provides valuable insights of the development and culture of Byzantium. Two centuries on the stage of history , it composed a unique path of glory , helping on our historic ,cultural and social development.
Information – Opening Hours
Mystras – Archeological Museum of Mystras
Tel. 27310 83377
From 1/11 to 31/3: 08:00-15:00
From 1/4 to 31/8: 08:00 – 20:00
From 1/9 to 15/9: 08:00 – 19:30
From 16/9 to 30/9: 08:00 – 18:30
From 1/10 to 31/10: 08:00 – 17:30
Sundays and Holidays
From 1/4 to 31/10: 08:00 – 17:30
Just one hour drive from Mavrovouni is the beautiful castle of Monemvasia . Destination definitely must visit !
Monemvasia also known to the Franks as Malvasia is a small historic city of eastern Peloponnese in Laconia. It is best known from the medieval fortress on the eponymous “Rock of Monemvasia”, which is literally a small island linked by a bridge formed in a 400 metres neck towards the Laconian coast. The surviving buildings and structures in the castle include defensive structures of the external castle and several small Byzantine churches.
Its name is a compound word , derived from two Greek words “Moni”(means only) and “Emvasis”(means entrance) . Many of the roads are narrow and only suitable for pedestrians. The bay of Old Monemvasia is located in the north. Monemvasia ‘s nickname is ” Gibraltar of the East ” because it happens to be in a reduced size identical to the rock of Gibraltar.
Within the medieval walls of Monemvasia is one of the best-preserved castles in Greece , bringing all year fanatic visitors. Dozens of churches, rich merchants mansions , fountains , steam and winding cobbled streets preserved in remarkably good condition, preserving the pure atmosphere of this village .