Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Monemvasia: Castle wedding in Greece

Monemvasia Castle is located in the southeastern Peloponnese in the prefecture of Laconia, 400 meters from land having been separated from the mainland by an earthquake in 375 A.D. Its name derives from two Greek words, mone and emvassi, meaning "single entrance".
It was founded by the Byzantines in the sixth century and shortly after it became an important port. It remained in Byzantine possession for almost seven hundred years until it was captured by the Franks in 1249 after a three year siege. However, it returned to Byzantine hands ten years later and became the chief port of the Despotate of Mystra.

The old town of Monemvasia is a perfectly preserved medieval settlement still inhabited, an world cultural heritage monument and a unique wedding destination in the Peloponnese. It has a unique, magical atmosphere and a fascinating history. Monuments and churches are scattered throughout the old town, creating an amazing backdrop to forever remembered celebrations!
Many couples both from Greece and abroad choose Monemvasia for their wedding. Weddings and baptisms are celebrated not only in the churches within the fortress but in many other historic churches scattered throughout the surrounding area. Civil weddings are also held in several locations in the castle and outside the fortress walls.

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