Agia Lavra Monastery
Agia Lavra Monastery
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Evangelos A
Athens, Greece18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The place where Greek heroes of 1821 gave their vow to free the country. Inside of the church stands also the first historic flag. Great place for Christianity and Greek history!
Written January 3, 2024
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OzTraveller71
Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
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.
Written June 11, 2017
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Argyridou S
CYPRUS324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The Monastery is part of Greece History and the war for independence started from here.

The small museum is very nice and the whole area of the monastery is nice for walk.
Written September 5, 2022
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Freulein S
Athens, Greece158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The monastery is dedicated to the hero of Greek resistance Petmezas, whose personal belongings you can see in the museum.. Highly recommend.
Written January 17, 2020
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cropelka
Poland251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
A very important place for all Greeks. Pay attention to opening times - in July it was open 10.00-13.00 and 16.00-17.00, in winter the times can be different. Check before the visit. You should be dressed properly for a visit in a monastery. There is a nice church and small museum with valuable exibits in the monastery. Everything looks renovated and well-maintained.
Written December 2, 2019
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Docksider55
Athens, Greece91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 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 the famous plane tree survives.
The entrance to the monastery has the attached sign - telling women not to wear trousers or 'provocative clothing' but the two monks at the entrance let in my wife and daughter, who were both trouser-clad.
Written May 28, 2018
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,685 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 crowds, only about half a dozen other visitors. So we had the place to ourselves! It is a beautiful complex, the church and the other adjoining buildings. The monastery was built in the 10th century. It suffered damage from fires on a number of occasions,including burning down by the Nazi Germans. However it was rebuilt each time. The most significant claim to glory is that it was here that the Greek Revolutionaries started the War of Independence against the Ottomans, on 25th March, 1821, which is a National Day for Greece. On that day they raised the flag and swore the oath of liberty or death. There is also a great museum with interesting displays, and you can walk around to view what seem to be archaeological remains, of the site. The views are also great from the area. This is a site really worth visiting.
Written July 14, 2017
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Scuba_Diver56
Toowoomba, Australia46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
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 is also the original church ruins nearby about a 40 minute walk. Men must wear longs, women dresses or a long coat or shawl to cover the legs.
Written May 11, 2017
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Peter K
Adelaide, Australia362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
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.
Written January 25, 2016
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AthanasiaGreece
Athens, Greece4,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Go to Agia Lavra Monastery by car (5km away from Kalavryta) or even by taxi!
Usually closes at 13:00 and reopens 16:00-17:00 (summer). There is a little museum inside, where you can see many historical items (flags, guns, very old books/gospels)... No entrance fee required (you can lit candles for a small fee in a chapel by the entrance IF you want).
Written September 13, 2013
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