Monemvasía

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Monemvasía,

Greece: see MalvasiaMalvasia
or Monemvasía
, village, S Greece, in the Peloponnesus, on a rocky island joined to the mainland by a mole. In the Middle Ages it was a fortress and an important commercial port, exporting Malvasian or malmsey wine, a type now made in many places.
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VarietyOs 50-passenger vessels offer itineraries to lesser-known islands and more time at each port of call such as Monemvassia Nafplion, Patmos, Santorini, Paros and Mykonos.
In an attempt to avert an invasion, the Grand Master ordered a diversionary attack on Malvasia (known in Greek as Monemvassia) in the southeastern Peloponnese.