"among the pine trees" Kalamos by mindcrime

Kalamos Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 14 photos

Kalamos is a small village town 45km North East of Athens. It’s only 45’ away by car so many people go there, during summer especially at weekends. I visited the village from Skala Oropou (5’ away by car) because I wanted to see the monastery of the area and the sanctuary of Amphiareos which are the basic sights and not the village! The village has about 3.000 inhabitants but most of them come during the summer because their permanent houses are in Athens.

The good this with this village is that it is built on the mountain and the view from the village is nice, overlooking the Evoikos Gulf (on a clear day you can even see the water power factory of Aliveri at Evia). The area is green because there are a lot of pine trees and I hope it will be like this in the future too because a lot of fires destroy every summer a lot of beautiful green areas in Greece :( There are at least 4 children camp in the area. Anyway, because of the trees the temperature is a little bit better than in Oropos and not so hot. The locals told me that it’s too cold during winter.

You can also go down to Ayioi Apostoloi beach that is the seaside part of Kalamos and swim or taste the fresh fishes. There is also an open air cinema.

Most of the visitors don’t stay at Kalamos but there are some sights to see:
1)the monastery Metamorfosi Sotiros (there is a celebration on 6th of August)
2)the ancient Sanctuary of Amphiareos
3)the monastery of Virgin Mary (I didn’t visit this one and I don’t have any info about it but there is a celebration on 15th of August. The locals told me that the fire of the nearby forest almost came to the monastery)

  • Last visit to Kalamos: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 18, 2008
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  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2010 at 2:38 AM

    Great tip about the sanctuary, I take note for my next travel to Greece.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Thanks for your story, Konstantinos! Enjoy your stay in London! Good for you! ><><><><

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Great to have more pages on the lesser known places.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2008 at 9:06 AM

    nice little page - seems like every village has great ruins and interesting churches. Beach looks pretty good too. Email to follow. N.

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