Monastery of Agia Lavra

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Kalavryta, Greece

Monastery of Agia Lavra Kalavryta Reviews

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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.
Caliber-A says:
u're welcome syvia. yes, you must visit the's very interesting.then from there, you proceed to the mega spileo, another must see.
Posted on: Feb 23, 2012
sylviandavid says:
We MUST put this on the iterary of our next greece trip... thanks so much for this review.
Posted on: Feb 23, 2012
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