Holy Monastery of Agia Lavra

Η ιστορική Μονή της Αγίας Λαύρας, 5 χλμ. νοτιοδυτικά της πόλης των Καλαβρύτων, αποτελεί το λίκνο τής εθνικής μας παλιγγενεσίας.

The historic Monastery of Agia Lavra, 5 km southwest of the city of Kalavrita, is the cradle of our national rebellion. It is a pan-Hellenic national-religious pilgrimage of the first magnitude and one of the oldest monasteries of the Greek and especially the Peloponnesian area, a true semnoma of the region. Originally connected with the Megisti Lavra of Athos, it has a history that corresponds to its three catholic churches from time to time: Old Monastery, Historical Church, Contemporary Form. It was the theatre of the war events of the great Revolt of 1821 and claimed the leadership of the struggle with the declaration of the Greek Revolution by Germanos of Old Patras, under the dome of its Church. The most valuable treasure in the monastery is the Banner of the Oath of the Fighters of 1821, the first flag of the Greek Nation, the weapons of the Fighters and the vestments of Archbishop Germanos of Paleon Patras, documents, icons and Gospels of incalculable artistic and national value. Also, the wagon of "Saint Alexios the Man of God", patron saint of the Martyr City of Kalavrita, whose memory is commemorated on 17 March, stands out.


Opening hours:

-Winter opening hours: 10:00am - 1:00pm and 3:00pm - 4:00pm.

-Summer opening hours: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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