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Monemvasia is a Gibraltar-like rough Island off the east bank of the Peloponnese, in Greece, and connected to the territory by a short thoroughfare. The island is around 300 meters wide and a kilometer long, and climbs in a level, a hundred meters above ocean level. On the slant of this level, on the offshore side and avoided the territory, lies a residential area. This surprisingly sentimental walled Town, settled under the shadow of the towering rock is a living gallery of Byzantine, Ottoman, and Venetian history going over to the thirteenth century.