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Municipal Museum of the Holocaust of Kalavryta
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Kalavrita
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

very much like the holocaust in france at oradour sur glane except they have rebuilt the town here in kalavryta, very moving experience.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

I think it cost E3 (concessions available) to wander around the old school now museum which also provides an approriate tribute to those who survived and those who lost their lives in this village during WW2. Some very good media presentations in English providing a powerful image of the tragedy.
The mountainside cemetary and memorial are a visible from the main street and had it been less hot (40C) we would have walked up instead we went to gaze at the clock on the town hall permanently stopped at the time of the deaths.
Of course, if you're visiting this museum then a stroll around town is a must - not too busy in early June but we would expect it gets very busy in winter as it turns into a ski resort and in the height of the summer as visitors use the rack and pinion railway.

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Reviewed June 3, 2012

When you come to Kalvryta, a quiete village high on the mountains, you see a peacefull city squere, Picturesque streets with small Tavernas and lots of tourists hanging around. It is very difficult to believe the horror that took place just a few meters away, in the city's school.
In that same building, the Nazis pooled together all the residents, on a cold December day, 1943.
All the men, aged 13 and above were taken out of town and shot with machineguns.
The women, the old men and the children were locked in the school, and the place was set on fire. They managed to break the doors, and thier lives were spared, eventally.
However, the survivers (women mostly) spent the next days trying to dig hundreds graves in the frozen soil, to their loved ones. They had nothing to eat or a place to hide from the rain and wind, since the Nazis burned down the whole village.
The museume tells their story with documents, photos, remaining objects and documentary movies.
Even after I got out of there to the calm sunny street, the horrible story accompanied me for many hours. Don't miss it.

1  Thank karnami
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Well worth visiting although the event it marks is tragic. No family in the village escaped, every family lost at least one male relative, some as many as five.

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Historical Events are worth remembering and this is a very special memory that when you go to Kalavryta is a must vist to remind ourselves how cruel we can be, but this is only a part of this fabulous mountain village, there is much more to be explored here including a fabulous Ski centre, stunning shops with local produce from the mountains including Honey, Pasta made in the vilage, Rose Petals to put on your yogurt and some fabulous hotels.
If you are going to mainland Greece put this destination on your map you will not be disappointed

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