Yes, an entire Medival town is hidden behind this giant rock. An earthquake struck ancient Greece in 375 AD and separated this enormous rock from the mainland. A town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece, Monemvasia is a rare beauty waiting to be discovered and had a population of 40,000 people.
The majority of the island’s area is a plateau about 100 metres above sea level. Poet Yiannis Ritsos once called Monemvasia “a ship of stone,”
The town was founded on the rock’s high plateau, and over the centuries it spread and moved downhill.Today, this town is turned into abandoned place with ruin churches that are now being replaced by hotels.