Our story begins with love at first sight for Monemvasia.
Then, the mad idea to make it our home, to discover bit by bit the historical wealth that this corner of the prefecture of Laconia in the Peloponnese contains: a flourishing Byzantine past less well known than that of ancient Greece. That was in 2005.
At that time, our desire was to share this extraordinary setting with our guests and we opened Monopati Rooms & Apartments: a small boutique guesthouse that we ran for nine long and wonderful years.
November 2014: almost a decade has passed on this bit of rock.
We are still under its charm.
Why? For its silence; because inside its walls there are no vehicles, we proceed only on foot! For the song of its birds in the early morning air. For the beauty that inspires us …
Nonetheless, external influences force us to revise our concept.
February 2015: after a few modifications, Monopati Rooms & Apartments reinvents itself as Monopati Residence: a retreat for long-term stay.
For us, the «Byzantine Escapade» continues. Join us!
Ioannis Ritsos, our Greek poet, stated about his birth place: "Vertical rock - all day drinking the broiling sun, holding it in its guts opposite the open sea, and you with your back against the rock, chest open to the sea - half fire, half dew..."