Kalavryta. Keeper of Greek symbols of independence. Price € 70
Anyone who has been on tour in Kalavryta, can not forget this magnificent nature, in the bosom of which are some of the most delightful man-made and natural attractions of the Peloponnese. Kalavryta - a picturesque mountain area in the east of Nome Achaia - famous as the place of origin and development of Greek independence. It was here, in the ancient monastery of Agia Lavra, March 25, 1821 an uprising against the Ottoman Empire. One of the oldest monasteries in the Peloponnese Agia Lavra, founded in 961, many times attacked the Turks and Nazi Germany, but, like a phoenix, risen from the ashes, carrying the light of Orthodoxy and freedom. Delightfully beautiful road, surrounded by mountain scenery and crystal clear air, leads to this relaxing monastery, which is currently based historical museum and the relics of St. Alexis, the man of God, and Philaret the Merciful. Further road for a breathtaking mountain landscape, resulting in a more famous monastery Kalavryta, lost among the mighty cliffs - Mega Spileo. This monastery can rightly be called the oldest in Greece. Founded in the fourth century on the miraculous discovery of the icon of Our Lady, the monastery bears the divine light for seventeen long centuries. Many experienced holy abode during this time, but the miraculous icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary made all the hardships and now helps believers. Mega Spileo played a huge role in the War of Independence against the Turks, helping the rebels, and, as a refuge for many people in the Peloponnese. By visiting this beautiful monastery, partly dug into the rocky slope, every feeling of peace and strengthens our faith and enjoy the tranquility of the holy place. Near the town of Kalavryta is a unique natural attraction - Cave Lakes. Narrow passage opens eyes huge cave length of about two kilometers. The unusual beauty of the cave is fascinating - stalactites, stalagmites and fifteen cascading lakes, separated by natural partitions through which water flows in the flood, forming waterfalls. Enjoyed the walk on this wonderful place, you can enjoy trout caught from the lake transparent waters. Kalavryta, with its magnificent scenery and priceless attractions, gives its guests the luxury and hospitality emotions reveals the secrets hidden in the womb of a virgin, pure nature.