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Agia Lavra Monastery

Kalavrita 250 01, Greece
+30 2692 022363
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Monastery with history

This is one of the most significant monasteries in Greece, perhaps the most important of all. It is... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
A historically significant venue

Well worth the drive. We were the only visitors that time of morning. Avery friendly monk invited... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kalavrita 250 01, Greece
+30 2692 022363
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is one of the most significant monasteries in Greece, perhaps the most important of all. It is a short distance from Kalavryta, and we got here by car. There is plenty of parking available. We came here in early April and there were no...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Well worth the drive. We were the only visitors that time of morning. Avery friendly monk invited us in and opened the museum for us.

Thank OzTraveller71
Reviewed 9 June 2017

A bit out of the center of Kalavrita, but worth the short trip. A huge plane tree in front of the monastery. We only visited the courtyard, very solemn

Thank Keren Y
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The monastery was partially destroyed by the Germans during WWII and rebuilt soon after. However it has history going back over 1500 years. You can have access to the church and a museum with wonderful old books, some going back as far as 1500. There...More

Thank Scuba_Diver56
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

As the title says it was an emotional visit. I am Greek and since I was a pupil I was taught that in this monastery started the Greek revolution against the Turks, so it was really nice being there. Nice place, nice atmosphere.

Thank Olga Lida P
Reviewed 14 December 2016

It's a place of special importance to us, Greeks, due to its connection to the 1821 Revolution; there are some special relevant relics in display. Other than that, it is a nice addition to an excursion in Kalavryta and the Mega Spileon Monastery. Nice location...More

Thank dm1076
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The display of very old books is interesting. The church is beautiful. There is a limit to where you can go so it's a short visit. Ladies must cover their shoulders and legs so take something with you. There did appear to be some cloths...More

Thank stoupastomper
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The monastery from outside is stunning and the views from there are breathtaking. However, the monastery is not well kept for although it has old church items, their display is not eye catching.

Thank Roni T
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place for all Greeks. It is relatively small inside although it looks most imposing from outside. The is a statue of Archbishop Germanos (who raised the standard of revolt against the Turks in 1821) outside the monastery. The monastery is...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 25 January 2016

If you are going to visit Kalavrita then the Agia Lavra Monastery is a must on your to visit list along with the Heroes of 1821 monument & Mega Spilaeo Monastery.

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