Posted by FLORIN BORDEI on April 25, 2001 at 12:09:49:
In Reply to: Re: Area of kalavriton Greece posted by Constantine Alexander on May 16, 2000 at 06:42:02:
: Aghia Lavra is a monastery situated just outside Kalavryta. It is where on March 25, 1821, Paleon Patron Germanos, a visionary priest, together with the leaders of the Greek revolutioners, declared independence from Turkish rule and officially started the struggle for Greek Independence. The views from the Monastery are unique and combined with the historical significance of the place give the visitor a unique unsurpassed experience. Not far from there, there is a huge cross which points the exact location where the German Nazis killed all the male population of Kalavryta during their occupation of Greece in World War II. I hope you get to visit the area sometime.
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