Holidays in Kalavryta

    Kalavryta in Greece is a small mountainous town on the northern side of Peloponnese. Surrounded by beautiful landscape, Kalavryta Greece is a popular winter destination in Greece due to the ski centre on the slopes of Mount Helmos. A drive around there will bring you the many interesting sights, including the Monastery of Mega Spileo, carved against the slopes of a mountain, the historical Monastery of Agia Lavra where the Greek Revolution of 1821 was first declared and the miraculous Cave of the Lakes. The most important spot in the history of Kalavryta was in December 1943, when the Nazi troops burnt down the village and killed all male inhabitants. A Holocaust Monument is set on a hill above the village to commemorate this tragedy.

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    Travel guide to Kalavryta, Greece

    Kalavryta is a mountainous town on the northern side of Peloponnese. This town has historical importance as one of the cruelest massacres took place there during World War II, when the Nazi troops killed the entire male population. As tradition says, it was also in Kalavryta, at the Monastery of Agia Lavra, where the Greek Revolution against the Ottomans was declared in March 25th, 1821. Holidays in Kalavryta are great for winter season due to the close ski center that has opened on the slopes of Mount Helmos.

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    Hotels in Kalavryta

    Although this is a small town, Kalavryta is a popular winter destination due to the close ski centre. Therefore it offers a wide variety of accommodation options. Many luxurious suites, modern hotels with upscale facilities and stone chalets are found in and around the small town. Many hotels in Kalavryta Greece have amenities like indoor pools, gyms and spa therapies. Traditional guesthouses, apartments and simple rooms are also available in the area.

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    Kalavryta Greece is a small town on the northern side of Peloponnese, in mainland Greece. It is mostly known for its recent history and stands as a symbol of freedom for Greece. This is where the Greek War of Independence was declared in 1821, in the close Monastery of Agia Lavra, and also this is where one of the most horrible holocausts happened, during the Second World War.

    Kalavryta town has nowadays developed as a major winter destination in Greece due to the ski centre on the slopes of Mount Helmos. The centre has 12 runs with a total length of 20 km and 7 ski lifts, suitable for both beginners and advanced skiers. Many interesting monasteries and other sights can be visited during your Kalavryta holidays, while a trek through the Gorge of Vouraikos will bring visitors to spots of amazing natural beauty. Actually skiing and hiking are the main things to do in Kalavryta.

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