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KALAVRYTA

Is the capital of the province of Kalavryta in Achaia. It is a small picturesque town in alt 750m that serves as a starting point in touring the surrounding areas; like the Ancient Loussi, Pausania's vine-branch, the ancient town of klitoras, the Castle of Oria, the Chelonospilia, as well as the springs of the rivers Ladonas and Aroanios.

In all the way to Kalavryta from Diakopto Village the visitor moves itself parallel with the railway lines of famous Odontotos that ends in the city of Kalavryta. It is a really unique occasion admiring the unique Vouraikos gorge.

The Monastery of Agia Lavra is only 3km away outside of Kalavryta town on the side of a pine covered mountain, at a point which commands a view of the whole Vouraikos river valley. The Agia Lavra Monastery, constructed in 961 at an altitude of 961 meters, it once had 961 monks.

The Holy Monastery of Mega Spileo, the most amazing shrine of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Peloponese, lies not far from Kalavryta. The Mega Spileo Monastery is the oldest Greek Orthodox Monastery, built 924 m. above the sea level in 326 A.D.

A half hour’s drive (aprox 17 km) from Kalavryta, near the village of Kastria, will bring you to the Cave of the Lakes. This is the only cave in the world where ponds are layered on three separate levels.

 

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