Cable car to be built for Greece’s historic town of Monemvasia

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Greece’s Culture Ministry recently announced the construction of a cable car to the upper quarters of Monemvasia worth 6,800,360 euros.

Monemvasia is a town and municipality in Laconia, Greece and attracts thousands of tourists annually.

The new advancement comes after funds were made available as part of the European Recovery and Resilience Fund designed to help Europe bounce back from COVID-19.

The red and yellow boxes indicate where the cable car will be installed in Monemvasia.

Greek Culture Minister, Lina Mendoni, said accessibility to archaeological sites and monuments with high tourist attraction rates is a priority for Greece’s Culture and Sports Ministry.

“The cable car will facilitate, not just access to the upper quarters and the temple of Agia Sofia… but will allow people with disabilities and, more generally, people with difficulties to approach the significant monuments of the castle town,” Mendoni said.

The cable car will also allow for emergency services to rapidly reach the top of the castle town.

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