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Mega Spileo Monastery

Kato Zachlorou, Kalavrita, Greece
+30 2692 022401
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Private Day-Trip: Corinth, Cave of Lakes, Odontotos Railway
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“virgin mary” (5 reviews)
“walk up” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
Kato Zachlorou, Kalavrita, Greece
+30 2692 022401
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

It seems to be glued onto the cliff. I was disappointed that it was closed (and could not find opening times online) but still worth the drive up. You would need to be in good shape to walk up from the station.

Thank ianpresnell
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful selection of preserved artwork, crosses, outfits and religious items. Make sure to visit the chapel and the museum, but the sacred cave with the holy spring is amazing.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Worth a visit for half an hour or so - an incredible building & imposing yet very peaceful. Its about 15 minutes drive out of Kalavryta & good to visit after visiting the railway. We wandered in & were greeted by a monk who gestured...More

Thank Ducatibabe
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Mega Spileo is an incredible place indeed. Just about 10 kms from the town of Kalavryta it rises from the sheer rock cliff like a huge giant. It is a testament to human determination. It is so hard to believe people were able to build...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Well worth the visit. Best accessed by car. We had a very helpful monk who gave us a tour and a history of the monastery and the surrounding region.

Thank OzTraveller71
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Worth the short trip from town, situated high on a cliff, a visit to the trasures of the monastery is recommended

Thank Keren Y
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Many visits to it as I like the view. The history of the monastery is interesting too. It was built in caves of the rock, and someone from the monastery can tell the history of it. You can reach near to it by car, but...More

Thank maria_grigoriadi
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The monastery is built under the mountains and the view is impressive. The church with the Holy St Mary Eikona can be visited during day light except at noon.

Thank LeoGreece
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It's a monastery built in a rock outside the town of Kalavryta. It's historical it's build in 17 century and although was burned in 1934 they rebuilt it. It has an amazing collection of manuscripts and other things from the past. If you are in...More

Thank Stavros T
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We visited, as part of a daily organized excursion in nearby Kalavryta. It is an experience of a lifetime! Its location, as well as its history, is impressive; it certainly enhanced our religious feelings! When we went down the cave to visit, we were left...More

Thank dm1076
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