Castle of Monemvasia, Monemvasia, Greece
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Welcome note

Dear guests,
We welcome you to the Castle of Monemvasia and our traditional guesthouse «Kellia». This, well preserved, traditional building where you have chosen to spend quiet, pleasant and, hopefully, unforgettable moments, was the place where our renowned Greek poet Giannis Ritsos was born.
The building, which historically is referred to as a monks residence, the so called “kellia”, hence its name, operated for the first as a traditional guesthouse in 1981, under the auspices of the Hellenic Tourism Organization, as part of a pilot project of construction and operation of traditional guesthouses in selected areas and destinations of our country, from well trained staff in collaboration with the local authorities and inhabitants. The final scope of this program was to offer the locals and young entrepreneurs the know- how, expertise and training on the tourism business, so that, they would thereafter take over the management from the Hellenic Tourism Organization and operate the facility on their own.
We have been managing the guesthouse since July 2011, following a thorough restoration in all the rooms, facilities and common areas, so as to create an elegant, plain yet fully functional guesthouse, to provide warm and well cared hospitality to our visitors.
The magic silence which travels the senses on a magic journey over the “rocky ship” of our poet, the waves which seem to siege the rock, the moon which stimulates all senses, the shadow of the mulberry tree in high summer and the cool, white wine which we will serve you during sunset, are, we believe, all that a visitor to Monemvasia is looking for: a majestic journey, a romantic dream, a total escape from the daily routine and most of all, a warm, hospitable feeling… After all, there is nothing more important than a lovely stay in this lovely place!
Moreover, at the castle’s main cobblestone alley you will find our own cellar, which is also the oldest local- products store in the castle. Especially for our guests staying at “Kellia”, we offer exclusive prices on all local products at producers’ prices. You can try local wines, home made marzipan sweets and samousades (the Spartan version of baklavas, filled with almonds and sesame and flavoured with many spices, cinnamon, nutmeg), honey wine and tsipouro, as well as plenty of other local delicacies.
We wish you a pleasant stay and please, don’t hesitate to contact us any time of the day. We are at your disposal for anything your may need.
Takis and Maria Papadakis

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Superior Double Room
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About Kelia Guesthouse
  • Check-in: 14:00-21:30 ; Check-out: 11:30-12:00
  • Free High Speed Wi-Fi Internet in Every Room
  • Breakfast Available from 08:30 to 10:30
  • Free Self Parking Available outside the Castle's wall
  • Reception available from 07:00 to 22:00
  • According to the Greek Law, from 01/01/2018, our guests have to pay an overnight stay tax, which is set to 1.50€ per room per night.
Places of Interest

Monemvasia for Lovers
Suggestions for all couples looking for a romantic few days in the medieval fortress.
1st Day – First take a walk through the narrow …. Read more…

wedding at Castle of Monemvasia

‘Portelo’ beach
A small opening tucked away on the south side of the walls right at the bottom of the fortress leads to the pretty little cove of Portelo, that once served as the …. Read more…

monemvasia portelo beach

Beaches of East Coast – Myrtoo
The eastern coastline of the Municipality of Monemvasia is scattered with mostly pebbly beaches around Zarakas and Monemvasia, protected from southerly and southwesterly …. Read more…

myrtoo sea
Special Services
Wedding Ceremony
Date: 27 September 2015
Wedding in the shade of the...
wine tasting
Wine tasting – Olive Oil tasting
Date: 27 September 2015
Ready to explore local tasting...
Luggage Services
Date: 25 September 2015
Our guests may also use the following services: Luggage carrying/delivery *...
Where to find us
Caslte of Monemvasia