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A very historic place which played an important part in the begining of the Greek revolution... read more

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Central to the history of modern Greece.

A place of great historical importance in the creation of modern Greece. The current monastery... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very historic place which played an important part in the begining of the Greek revolution against the Ottoman empire in 1821.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ΝΙΝΑ M
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

After a long drive we arrived to be told the church was shut for 3 hours . The curators ( me thinks monks in training ) were rude and told us to find something to do for 3 hours and come back later . A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stavros A
Reviewed May 28, 2018

A place of great historical importance in the creation of modern Greece. The current monastery post-dates, the revolution as the church outside which Bishop Germanos raised the flag )Freedom or Death) was burned down by the Turks - and its successor by the Germans. However...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed June 11, 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed June 9, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 10, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 29, 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank olgalidap
Reviewed December 14, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank dm1076
Reviewed July 12, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
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