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 of Holocaust.
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
The Monastery of Agia Lavra where the revolution of 1821 started. There you can admire the historical banner of the revolution and the heirlooms (5 klm).
The Monastery 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 kept (10klm).
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).
The Ski 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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