TRAVEL GUIDE TO KALAVRYTA
Find out everything about your holidays in Kalavryta on our travel guide! 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 center on the slopes of Mount Helmos. A drive around there will bring you 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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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 on March 25th, 1821. Holidays in Kalavryta are great for the winter season due to the close ski center that has opened on the slopes of Mount Helmos.
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 center on the slopes of Mount Helmos. The center 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. Skiing and hiking are the main things to do in Kalavryta.
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Close to the village of Zachlorou is the historical monastery of Mega Spileo, constructed right against the slopes of a rocky hill. This monastery was originally founded in the 4th century AD.
On the hill above Kalavryta Town, right on the spot where almost the entire male population of the town was executed, there is a nice monument dedicated to peace and freedom.
The town of Kalavryta has traditional style and it is surrounded by wild mountains. It gets very popular in winter as a ski destination from Athens.
In short drive from Kalavryta Town is the historical Monastery of Agia Lavra, where the Greek Revolution was officially declared in March 1821.
Kalavryta is generally a nice region for hiking across the gorge of Vouraikos. The close village of Planitero also has natural beauty with running waters and forests.
If you visit Kalavryta in winter time, do not miss the chance to try skiing and snowboard at the ski centre of Mount Helmos. From this centre, you even see the sea if it is not cloudy.