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.