Monastery of Agia Lavra
Monastery of Agia Lavra Kalavryta Reviews
The Home of Greek Independence Apr 08, 2009
At a distance of 5 km from the town of Kalavryta, on a lush vegetation and well grown trees, lies this Monastery of Agia Lavra. The monastery is not just a religious icon but also a historical monument for Greeks because (as posted there site) it is there where the cry for freedom against the Turks was first declared in 1821.
Well, the site consists of cluster of building and a small chapel where the said declaration of freedom was held. Many historical items were on the display. The banner of the revolution which was raised to declare the independence was also there together with Greek flag (which is said to be the first).
Needless to say, there are some religious icons and woodcuts, and collection of crosses made from precious stones.
On an opposite hilly slope, some monuments of the heroes of the revolution looked down the entire site.
Part of the EXPLORING THE (10) PREFECTURES OF PELOPPONESSE (Greece) travel blog
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