Peloponnese report – Monemvasia


See Greeks not resting on their laurels for my introduction to this trip around the Peloponnese and Welcome to Greek Week for links to related reports.

Now we are way down in the southernmost prefecture of the Peloponnese: Lakonia, as famous for its Kalamata olives and oil as for its vines, though the drive to re-establish Monemvasia as a world-famous sweet wine could well tip the balance back in favour of wine. As you drive down from Mantinia, there are mountains – some still snow-peaked in the March sun – on both sides, the Taigetos to the west and the...