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Coordinates: 38°2′N 22°7′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Greece Kalavryta (Καλάβρυτα)
Coordinates 38°2′ N 22°7′ E
Country Greece
Periphery West Greece
Prefecture Achaea
Population 8,580 source (2001)
Area 531.80 km²
Population density 16 /km²
Elevation 758 m
Postal code 250 01
Area code 26940
Licence plate code ΑΧ

Kalavryta (Greek: Καλάβρυτα) is a town, a province and a municipality in the eastcentral part of the prefecture of Achaea. It is the southern terminus of the Kalavryta - Diakopto Road and the eastern terminus of the Patras - Kalavryta Road. It is the largest municipality covering about 18% of the prefecture and is the leastly populated municipality in density. It also has the most number of communes in the prefecture. It is located approx. 40 km S of Aigio, 38 km S of GR-8/E65, about 190 km W of Athens, about 85 km NNW of Tripoli and about 130 km NE of Olympia. Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including both internationally recognized and generally unrecognized independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... The peripheries (περιφέρειες) are the subnational divisions of Greece. ... Categories: Greece geography stubs ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External... Achaea (Greek: , Achaïa; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient province and a present prefecture of Greece, on the northern coast of the Peloponnese, stretching from the mountain ranges of Erymanthus and Cyllene on the south to a narrow strip of fertile land on the... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of dialing codes in Greece. ... Greek car number plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (e. ... Achaea (Greek: , Achaïa; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient province and a present prefecture of Greece, on the northern coast of the Peloponnese, stretching from the mountain ranges of Erymanthus and Cyllene on the south to a narrow strip of fertile land on the... Aigio (Greek: Modern: Αίγιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on, Latin: Aegium) also, Egio or Egion is a town in northeast Achaea that has a population of around 30,000, with quite a few squares, a bus terminal and a fountain downtown. ... Greece Interstate 8 is an old highway linking the cities of Patras, Corinth and Athens. ... E65 is a name of a BMW car platform: BMW E65/E66 a European road: European route E65 This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Greece and the birthplace of democracy. ... Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Ancient/Katharevousa: -s; see also List of traditional Greek place names), older form and Latin: Tripolis, rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia and the province of Mantineia which is... Olympia (Greek: Ολυμπία Olympía or Ολύμπια Olýmpia, older transliterations, Olimpia, Olimbia), a city of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. ...

Contents

Nearest places

  • Rigoi NE

Communes

  • Ano Vlassia
  • Ano Loussi
  • Doumena
  • Drosato
  • Flampoura (Kalavryta)
  • Goumenissa
  • Kalavryta
  • Kallifoni
  • Kandalos
  • Kato Vlassia
  • Kato Zachlorou
  • Kerpini
  • Kertezi
  • Korfes
  • Kouteli
  • Lagovouni
  • Lapanagoi
  • Manesi
  • Mikros Pontias
  • Petsakoi
  • Plataniotissa
  • Priolithos
  • Profitis Ilias
  • Rogoi
  • Sigouni
  • Skepasto
  • Trechlo
  • Valta
  • Vilivina

Historical population

Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 2,015 - - -
1991 2,111 96/4.76% 8,306 -
2001 - - 8,609 303/3.65%

The village has a small school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a church, a small post office, banks, a train station and a square (plateia). 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Plateia (πλατεία) is the Greek word for town square. ...


The climate is a little cooler that the lowlands and receives some snow during the winter months but on Chelmos/Aroania, summers are a little cooler than Kalavryta and winter is very common which is used for skiing.


Much of the municipality are forested and mountains except for the southeast and southwest. The rest of the land are farmlands.


It was the place on to which an action taken place on the 21 March 1821 ignited the Greek War of Independence. March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... The coronation banquet for George IV 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants Greek revolutionaries, United Kingdom, Russia, France Ottoman Empire, Egyptian troops Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis, Alexander Ypsilanti Omer Vryonis, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt. ...


On 13 December 1943, in what is commemorated as the Holocaust or Massacre of Kalavryta, allegedly in retribution of the killing of 81 German soldiers captured by partisans during the Nazi occupation in World War II, German troops ordered all male residents of Kalavryta, aged 14 years and up, to gather in a field just outside the village. There, they machine-gunned down almost all 700 of them. Only about 13 survived. After that they burnt down the town before they left and the next day they burnt down the Monastery of Agia Lavra, birth place of the Greek War of Independence. December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... The Holocaust of the city of Kalavryta or Massacre and Annihilation of Kalavryta refer to the extermination of the male population and the subsequent total destruction of the town of Kalavryta, in Greece, by German occupying forces during World War II on 13 December 1943. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... Monastery of St. ... Combatants Greek revolutionaries, United Kingdom, Russia, France Ottoman Empire, Egyptian troops Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis, Alexander Ypsilanti Omer Vryonis, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt. ...


The famous Diakopto-Kalavryta Railway was built by Italian engineers between 1885 and 1895. It is the southern terminus. The railway runs through a gorge but for the southern part runs within the road linking Kalavryta and Trapeza. Its length is 22 km and the journey is 68 min long. 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Kalavryta also has a famous Cave Lakes which is filled with lakes inside that cave in the southeast. Kalavryta also has the Kalavryta Ski Centre which is located east of town, situated on the slopes of mount Aroania (Chelmos) at 2,341 m is the tallest in Achaia.


The monastery is located on a hill situated 8 km SW via the road from Kalavryta. Its elevation is abound 940 m. Another monastery is Mega Spilio which is located in the northeast.


External links

  • The Plaka - Kalavryta
  • Museum of the Sacrificed People of Kalavryta
  • [http:/www.islandstrolling.com/mainland/ peloponnes/english/diakofto_kalavryta_railway.htm/ Diakofto-Kalavryta Railway]
  • Kalalvryta Ski Center (in Greek)
  • http://photodedavid.free.fr/Grece/kalavryta/index.html --Pics of Kalavryta




North: Leontio (non-municipal commune)
Aigio, Diakopto and Akrata
West: Stavrodromi, Fares
Kalalvryta East: Akrata
South: Aroania, Paos, Lefkasio
Municipalities and communities of the Achaea Prefecture
AigeiraAigioAkrataAroaniaDiakoptoDymiErineosFarresKalavrytaLarissosLefkasioMessatidaMovriOleniaPaionParaliaPatrasRioSympoliteiaTritaiaVrachnaiika
KalentziLeontio

Leontio (Λεόντιο) is a community in Achaea, Greece. ... Aigio (Greek: Modern: Αίγιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on, Latin: Aegium) also, Egio or Egion is a town in northeast Achaea that has a population of around 30,000, with quite a few squares, a bus terminal and a fountain downtown. ... Diakopto (Διακοπτό) is a municipality in Achaea, Greece. ... Akrata, (Greek: Ακράτα) is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaia in the Peloponnese, Greece. ... Chalandritsa or Halandritsa (Greek: Χαλανδρίτσα) is a village of the municipality and the seat of Fares in the central part of the prefecture of Achaia. ... Kleitoria is a modern Greek town in the Arkadia prefecture, near the site of the ancient village of Kleitor. ... Achaea (Greek: , Achaïa; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient province and a present prefecture of Greece, on the northern coast of the Peloponnese, stretching from the mountain ranges of Erymanthus and Cyllene on the south to a narrow strip of fertile land on the... Aegira is also the older name of Lesbos Aigira or Aegira (Greek: Αιγείρα, older: Αίγειρα), also Egira, Eyira, Aiyira is a community located about 500 m SW of the Gulf of Corinth in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaea. ... Aigio (Greek: Modern: Αίγιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on, Latin: Aegium) also, Egio or Egion is a town in northeast Achaea that has a population of around 30,000, with quite a few squares, a bus terminal and a fountain downtown. ... Akrata, (Greek: Ακράτα) is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaia in the Peloponnese, Greece. ... Aroania, also and commonly Chelmos, Helmos and Khelmos (Greek Αροάνεια, also Aroaneia, also Χελμός), is a mountain range that spans about 15 to 20 from north to south (north-east of Lykouria and about 10 km SW of Diakopto) and about 5 to 10 km from west to directly east of Kalavryta... Diakopto (Διακοπτό) is a municipality in Achaea, Greece. ... Dymi (Greek: Δύμη) is a municipality in the Achaea prefecture, Greece. ... Erineos (Greek: Ερινεός) is a municipality in the east-northeastern part of the Achaea prefecture, Greece. ... Farres is a municipality in the central part of the prefecture of Achaea, Greece. ... Larissos is a municipality in the western part of Achaea in Greece. ... Lefkasio (Greek: Λευκάσιο) is a municipality in the south-eastern part of the Achaea prefecture, Greece. ... The Municipality of Messatida, also: Messatis is an administrative district in Greece. ... Movri (Μόβρη) is a municipality in Achaea, Greece. ... Olenia (Ωλενία) is a municipality in Achaea, Greece. ... Paion (Παϊων) is a municipality in Achaea, Greece. ... Paralia (Greek: Παραλία) is a municipality and a community 6 km south of and a suburb of Patras. ... Patras (Modern Greek Πάτρα, Ancient Greek Πάτραι Pátrai, Latin Patrae) is the third largest city of Greece, capital of the Achaea prefecture of Greece and of the periphery of West Greece and the first urban centre of the peninsula of Peloponnese. ... This is a town that uses the same modern name, for other uses see Rio Rio or Rion, Latin: Rhion or Rhium (Greek: Modern: Ρίο Rio, Ancient: Ρίον Rion) is a suburban town north of Patras, Greece. ... Sympoliteia (Συμπολιτεία) is a municipality in Achaea, Greece. ... Tritaia (Τριταία) is a municipality in Achaea, Greece. ... There are communities and a municipality that have the name Vrachneika, pronunciation: vrakh-NAY-ee-kah (Greek: Βραχνέικα, Βραχναίικα until the 1990s,also Vrahneika) in Greece: Vrachnaiika, rarely Vrachnaiika or Vrahneika (the municipality... Kalentzi (Καλέντζι) is a community in Achaea, Greece. ... Leontio (Λεόντιο) is a community in Achaea, Greece. ...

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