Monemvasia also called by its Gallic ex-occupants as Malvazia is one small historic city of the eastern Peloponnese of the Epidaurus province in the Laconia Region. The town’s renown derives from its medieval fortress built on the Monemvasia rock, an enormous boulder just off the coast. The initial town has now expanded along the coast united by a long bridge. Monemvasia has played for centuries the theater of cultural clash as eminent Mediterranean powers vied to secure the towns strategic trading location. Exploring the pedestrian old town built on the northern part of the rock, visitors can relive the turbulent history of Monemvasia whilst sampling its elegant aesthetics.