Accommodation in Kalavryta. Everything you need to know

Making the visitor a companion of time, Kalavryta is one of the oldest historical hubs of the Peloponnese. Birthplace of the 1821 Revolution, the town became a symbol of heroism and martyrdom during the German occupation. Its role in the beginning of the Revolution was prominent, since on 21 March 1821, the Paleon Patron Germanos raised the banner of the revolution in Agia Lavra. In the early days of the Greek Revolution. And its history does not stop there. In 1943, the German occupation forces carried out a massacre in the town, executing almost the entire male population and destroying the town completely. The Municipal Museum of the Kalavritan Holocaust is worth a visit. The museum tells the story of the Kalavritan Holocaust through exhibits, photographs, testimonies and audiovisual material. It provides a comprehensive picture of the events of 13 December 1943.

Location and Access

The area of Kalavryta is easily accessible from many major cities in Greece. As you arrive in Kalavryta, you will be impressed by the beautiful natural scenery and the atmosphere of the traditional Greek province that you can’t help but stay in!

Accommodation in Kalavryta

In Kalavryta you will find a variety of accommodation options, from traditional guesthouses to luxury hotels. We have singled out the following accommodation for you:

Filoxenia Hotel & Spa

Crossing the threshold of Filoxenia Hotel & Spa, you immediately feel the warm embrace of hospitality. Stone and wood dominate the decoration, creating a traditional yet elegant environment. To ensure its guests a comfortable and relaxing stay, Filoxenia Hotel & Spa offers high quality facilities. Hotel facilities include: Bar, Sauna, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Room Service, Private Parking, Breakfast Room, Conference Room, Lounge with fireplace and many more.

Kalavrita Canyon Hotel & Spa

Perched on the slopes of Chelmos, in the picturesque town of Kalavrita, Kalavrita Canyon Hotel & Spa invites you to an unforgettable experience of relaxation and rejuvenation. Built with respect to the traditional architecture of the region, the accommodation combines a warm atmosphere with modern comfort. It has 36 rooms and suites, all tastefully decorated with attention to detail. You can choose between double, triple, quadruple rooms, family rooms and suites, all with a magnificent view.

Findlay Eco Boutique Hotel

In a quiet corner, at the foot of Chelmos, 800 meters from the small town of Kalavryta, Findlay Eco Boutique Hotel invites you to a stay full of peace, luxury and respect for the environment. It is not just a hotel. It is an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation, where you can enjoy beautiful moments. To ensure its guests a comfortable and memorable stay, Finday Eco Boutique Hotel offers free private parking, restaurant – bar, breakfast room with fireplace, traditional wood-fired oven. Each cottage is provided with autonomous heating, double bed, daily maid service and much more waiting to be discovered.

Noelle Mountain Suites

Noelle Mountain Suites offers a variety of apartments, capable of accommodating couples to families. Each accommodation is distinguished by its elegant decoration. From the balcony of your room, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains and the picturesque landscape of Kalavryta. Ideally located, Noelle Mountain Suites is the perfect base for exploring the area.

Activities in Kalavryta

Apart from relaxation and a dreamy stay in one of the picturesque accommodations of the area, Kalavrita offers a plethora of activities for every taste and interest.

Begin with a magical ride on the Odontotos railway, which is one of the most scenic routes in Greece. Starting from Diakopto, the train climbs the slopes of Chelmos, passing through dense forests, shady tunnels and stone bridges. The 22-kilometre journey takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes, during which passengers can enjoy beautiful views of the gorge, with the rushing Vouraikos River flowing in the distance.

Agia Lavra is a unique monument of spirituality and history. The monastery played a key role in the Revolution of 1821. On March 17, 1821, the Paleon Patron Germanos raised the banner of the Revolution in Agia Lavra, calling the Greeks to fight for freedom.
You should not miss a trip to the Kalavryta Ski Centre, also known as the Helmos Ski Centre. It is located on the slopes of Helmos, at an altitude of 1,700 to 2,340 metres, and offers a unique experience to snow lovers. The ski resort has 12 slopes, a total length of 20 km, which cover all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced skiers and snowboarders. In addition to the winter, the ski resort opens its gates in June as well, organizing the Helmos Mountain Festival. It is a three-day festival of music and outdoor activities that was first launched in June 2023. It awaits you this year 21-24 June for an even more unforgettable experience.
Helmos Ski Center

Food in Kalavryta

In one of the central pedestrian streets of Kalavryta
Gastronomy in Kalavrita is an integral part of the authentic experience offered by the region. The local cuisine is based on pure ingredients, with local meats, cheeses, honey, wine and pasta taking the lead. Try traditional recipes such as pork with leeks, rooster in wine sauce, spetzofai, noodles and local pies. In Kalavryta you will find numerous restaurants and taverns, offering a variety of flavours. You can choose from picturesque taverns to enjoy homemade food, restaurants with a view for romantic evenings or café-bars for relaxing moments. At the Varvitsiotis tavern, in a welcoming environment you will have the opportunity to enjoy unique flavours in a beautifully aesthetic space. In the menu of the tavern you will find a wide variety of appetizers, salads, grilled dishes, stews and pasta.
Another option is Peri Orexeos, a restaurant that focuses on traditional cooking. It serves homemade food, such as soutzoukakia, lamb with oil and oregano, imam and more. The friendly service, warm atmosphere and affordable prices make the tavern an ideal choice for those looking for a tasty and affordable experience in Kalavryta.
Whether you are looking for relaxation, adventure, or an experience-filled getaway, Kalavryta is an ideal destination for every season. They offer a unique combination of history, natural beauty, winter activities, culinary delights and culture. Apart from the small town of Kalavryta, there are picturesque villages around it, each with its own beauty.
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