Monemvasia is a tall, steep rock sitting just offshore from the mainland of the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece. Only a causeway links it to the mainland.

At the base of Monemvasia is a small, charming, quaint town with narrow, pedestrian restaurants and shops. (Cars can cross the causeway and get close to, but not into the town.)

The plateau at the summit contains the ruins of an ancient town. Stone steps connect the base to the hilltop plateau. I visited both the base and the plateau. My acrophobia got a workout.

This is a subcategory of my “Greece” category, which in turn is a sub-subcategory of my “Europe” category.