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Monemvasía / Malvasia

facts in brief


Part of  Frederick de Wit map, ~1680
Part of Frederick de Wit map, ~1680





Facts in brief:

Located on rocky promontory off the coast of Peloponnesus; was a refuge for Laconian Greeks; flourished as leading commercial port & fortress under Byzantine Empire; changed hands between Venice & Turks several times from 15th-19th cen.; noted for wine.

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