- Traditional town of Kalavryta
- Municipal Museum
- Monument to the Fallen
- Monastery of Agia Lavra
- Monastery of the Great Cave
- Cave of the Lakes
- Kalavryta Ski Center
- A unique train ride
Nestled on the side of Helmos, at about 750m, Kalavryta is about 90km from the city of Patras and just shy of 190km from Athens. It’s one of Achaea’s most important tourist attractions and is very popular throughout Greece and abroad.
The city’s name, meaning “good springs”, was coined centuries ago to reference the many cool springs it has.
Tradition maintains that the Greek War of Independence in 1821 began in the nearby monastery of Saint Laura (Agia Lavra). The city was destroyed in 1943, during the German Occupation of Greece, and 499 of its inhabitants were executed as revenge and retaliation against the region’s resistance forces.
Today, Kalavryta is a picturesque village offering many options to its visitors.
A beautiful place to pass by, visit or stay and relax for a few days, it has sites of both natural and historical importance. The Vouraikos gorge, with the local cog railway passing by it, the massive and majestic cave complex Lakes and the surrounding nature are a treat for the eyes and the monasteries of Agia Lavra and Great Cave (Mega Spilaio) are very interesting and unique places to visit.
The place is also famous for its ski center, which attracts thousands of visitors during the winter months.