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Non-profit organizations WebPages
Kalavryta - Land of Martyrs and Heroes
- Hellas Chess Club WebPage
Historical Kalavryta is the favorite place of many - mostly Greek
- tourists. The name the town bears today dates from the Middle Ages, and derives
from the words "kala vryta", meaning good springs.
What to see
The beauty of the alternating site and the all-green mountain.
The terminus of the funicular railway (since 1896).
The old Public of Primary school which has become the Museum
The picturesque town.
The market and the Metropolitan church.
The Kallimanopoulion Diakonikon center.
The Castle of Orias towering above the city. The beautiful town square,
restaurants, coffee shops and charming night clubs.
What to visit
of Agia Lavra where the revolution of 1821 started. There you can admire the
historical banner of the revolution and the heirlooms (5 klm).
of Mega Spileon (built on a rock) where the miraculous icon of virgin Mary
(one of the four icons painted by Apostle Loukas) made of wax and mastic is being
The Museum where there are, among other things, a Gospel studded with
diamonds, a gift of Catherine the Great, the skull of Saint Alexios, and the crozier
and vestments of Bishop Yermanos.
The Panhellenic Monument of 1821 (6 klm).
The Execution Monument where the German conquerors executed every
male citizen at 13 -12- 43 (1klm).
Center (1600-2200 m. altitude) at which you can take ski lessons (12klm).
The Cave of the Lakes at Kastria (16kms).
The trout aquarium of Planitero
placed on the foot of mountain Helmos,
where you can try the tasty fried trout, fished and cooked on the spot (9klm).
This text is cited December 2004 from the West Greece Region General Secretariat URL below, which contains image.
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