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The Seaside Village of Diakopto Starting Point of the Cog Train

The First Cog Train now a Museum Piece

The Modern Cog Railway in Diakopto Station

Journey to Kalavryta by Cog Railway

Mountain Landscape near Kalavryta

Mountain Landscape Next to Mega Spileon Monastery

Mega Spileon Monastery near Kalavryta

Arrival in Kalavryta

Kalavryta Memorial Monument

In the Town of Kalavryta

Agia Lavra Monastery near Kalavryta

The Entrance to the Cave Lakes near Kalavryta

The Cave Lakes near Kalavryta

The mountain town of Kalavryta

Kalavryta is a historical town of Eparchy. It was built on the same site as the ancient Kynaithes. It lies at 756 m above sea level at the foot of Mount Velia only 40 km from Diakopto. An unforgettable experience is to travel to Kalavryta with the cog railway starting in Diakopto and going through the gorge of Vouraikos. 

On the 13th of December 1943, German troops committed a massacre here. They killed 1,436 men and boys over the age of 14 and burned down the town. The clock of the Metropolitan church remains fixed at the hour of the massacre from 1943: 2:34 pm. 

Nearby there is the famous monastery of Aghia Lavra and the unique stalactite cave of the mythical lakes of Kastria.

During the winter, the Chelmos Mountains (2,300 m above sea level) located 14 km from Kalavryta, offers skiing.

Diakofto – a provincial town with atmosphere

The provincial town of Diakopto is situated at the Gulf of Corinth and at the lower gorge of Vouraikos. A cog railway, built by French engineers (1885-95), leads up through the gorge to the famous town of Kalavryta. At the outskirts of Diakopto, the lovely beach of Engali invites you for a swim at its sandy beach.