"Kalavrita, a small village on the Peloponnesos" Kalavrita by ardnas67

Kalavrita Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 45 photos

the silent clock of Kalavrita

In the Greek mountains of the Pelloponessis, a little village is hidden.
The clock of the church stands still on 2.34 since december 13 1943.
On that devastating day 1430 men older than 15 were killed on a mountain near the village. The German-nazi's thought the citizens of Kalavrita had helped the resistance fighters on a battle that killed 80 German soldiers.
After killing the men, the women and children were captured in a school. The houses were set on fire, and also the school. A few women could escape.
On the church is a beautiful poem:

the hour of destruction
left a scar on time
the silencent clock
will always read
disaster and dead
blood, fire and pain
at the exact hour
when the lament began

december 13, 1943

a special rail way

with a rack railway of 22 km. long you start in Diakofto and end in Kalavrita. It takes about an hour and than the train has bring you 700 metres higher. Going along the river Vouraikos. The rack railway goes through the Vouraikos Gorge, and halfway you can stop in Zachlorou, from were you can walk to the monastry Méga Spileo.
We didn't do because of the heavy backpack.

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  • Pros:beautiful, impressive
  • Last visit to Kalavrita: Jun 1993
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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