Monastery of Mega Spileo

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Kalavryta, Greece

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Monastery at the Mouth of the Cave Apr 08, 2009
The monastery of Mega Spileo is an interesting icon in Kalavryta. Aside from its religious importance, the imposing structure itself is worth a visit. The monastery was built on the steep slopes on the side of a rocky hill. The cells of the monastery have been built around the entrance of a huge cave. The balconies of this multi-storey building offer a breath taking view of the surrounding terrain below.

The monastery has many remarkable frescoes and has a museum that caters for old manuscripts and holy gospel, carved wooden crosses, and some sort of relics. There is also a wax-made icon of Mother Mary.

At the basement, there is a natural spring with pure and crystal clear flowing water.

Some souvenir stuffs are available at the entrance gate.
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