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Agia Lavra: The Tower of the Revolution of 1821! 

The Holy Monastery of Agia Lavra is located 5 km from the city of Kalavrita, built on the green foot of Mount Velia. Her long story, connected with the efforts and struggles of the Greeks for independence, makes it one of the most interesting destinations of the Peloponnese, but also one of the most important pilgrimages of the country.

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Chronology

Agia Lavra was founded in the 10th century. A.D. . The first monastery was located in Palaiomonastiro, about 300 meters from the present monastery complex. Until its final form, it suffered disasters and fires by the Turks and the German conquerors, who tried to enslave the wider region of Achaia. Nevertheless, the monks and inhabitants of Kalavrita made strong resistance, using the Holy Lavra as the stronghold of the struggle.

The monastery and its role in the Revolution of 1821

Agia Lavra has been identified with the Greek Revolution of 1821. According to narratives, on March 25, 1821, the Old Patron Germanos raised the banner of the Revolution in the courtyard of the monastery and vowed the chieftains, signaling the official principle of the Greek, liberating struggle against  the Turkish conquerors.

The treasures of Saint Lavra 

Inside the monastery are preserved holy relics such as the banner of the Revolution of 1821, the vestments of the Old Patron Germanos, the cart of Saint Alexios, the patron saint of Kalavrita, a gospel donated by Great Catherine II, Empress of Russia and thousands of printed documents from the 16th century. AD The enormous cultural and religious heritage of the area found shelter in the monastery of Agia Lavra!

 

 

 

 
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