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Kalavrita is a small mountain town in the Region Unit of Achaea. It is built in the Aroania Mountains (Helmo) at an altitude of 735 meters. Its population amounts to 1,674 permanent inhabitants.
Kalavrita participated in both the revolution of 1770 (Orlofika) and in the Greek Revolution of 1821. Kalavrita is also one of the areas in Greece that experienced the harshest Nazi German retaliation during the Occupation. On December 13th, 1943, the German occupation army executed almost the entire male population of Kalavrita and burned the city completely. Kalavrita has been characterized as a martyr settlement.
Today Kalavrita is a tourist attraction mainly during the winter season as it has one of the best infrastructures for winter tourism in Greece mainly due to the ski center that is located there. Kalavrita Ski Center is one of the largest in Greece.
Remarkable, also, close destinations to Kalavrita and nearby are the Museum of the Holocaust of Kalavrita, the plane tree forest of Planitero, the Stygos water in Helmos, as well as the Cave of the Lakes and the Gorge of the Vouraikos river where the famous Cog Railway passes through.

Additional Info

  • Regional Unit: ACHAIA
  • Municipality: KALAVRITA
  • Site: http://www.kalavrita.gr/
  • Location: Kalavrita
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  • Telephone: (+30)2692360400
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  • Lat: 38.033281
  • Lon: 22.1103462

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