A city full of history…
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part and close to Kalavryta ski center.
On 13 December 1943, in retribution for the killing of the captured German soldiers, the Massacre of Kalavryta took place. German troops ordered all male residents of Kalavryta, aged 14 years and up, to gather in a field just outside the village. Some 1300 women and girls were locked in a school which was then set on fire while the men were looking on from a hill outside the village. Fortunately for the women, an Austrian soldier unlocked the door of the building and the women and girls managed to escape. Then 696 boys and men were machine-gunned. Only 13 survived…
Despite of the history, the area is full of interesting spots!
You may visit the beautiful monastery of St. Lavra.
You can also ride the “Odontotos Rack Railway” with a unique route of about an hour that starts from Diakopto, the toothed crosses the Canyon of Vouraikos, passes through the village of Zachlorou and ends in Kalavrita. Or vise-versa.
The 22 km route is carried out at a speed ranging from 30 to 40 km / h on the single line and from 6 to 15 km / h on the gear.
The railway network is jagged in places where due to the morphology of the ground there are large slopes.
The designation “toothed” (Odontotos), as is obvious, comes from the “teeth” used by trains of this type and help them climb steep slopes.
The train is specially constructed, so that the toothed is adapted to the points of the line where this is required, both in the ascent and in the descent of the route.
Or, for the ski lovers, you can visit the ski center and enjoy your favorite sport!
The ski center can provide with all necessary equipment.
- Rent-a-Car (Cat. B’) with unlimited kilometers.
- Hotel accommodation in very good 4* or 3* superior hotel.
- Breakfast daily.
- City taxes.
Does not Include
- Government stayover tax, which has to be paid directly at the hotel
- Anything that not mentioned in the “includes”
- Check-in time: 15:00 / Check-out time: 11:00
- At weekends, a minimum stay of 2 nights (Sat & Sun) is obligatory.