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Kalavryta: The First Greek Town Liberated From the Ottomans

On March 21, 1821 the Greek rebels started the siege of Kalavryta, making it the first Greek town that was liberated from the Ottomans, thus declaring the start of the Greek War of Independence.

Kalavryta: The Bloodiest Nazi Massacre in Greece

December 13, 1943 marks the date of the worst atrocity committed in Greece by the Nazi occupying forces, as more than 500 innocent civilians were executed, and the entire town of Kalavryta was burned to the ground. The Massacre of...

Controversial Greek Orthodox Bishop Ambrosios Resigns

The bishop of Kalavryta and Aegialeia Ambrosios announced on Sunday morning that he is resigning from his post. Speaking during Sunday's service in the church of the Dormition of Virgin Mary in Greece's town of Kalavryta, the bishop announced that...

Iconic Greek Rail Route Resumes Service Following April's Landslide

The operation of the "Odontotos", the iconic Greek cog railway, resumed for the first time on Thursday following a landslide which took place in April. Due to adverse weather conditions and heavy rain, the landslide blocked the railway line which connects...

Pavlopoulos Speaks Against Nazism at Kalavryta Ceremony

The danger of Nazi atrocities is not over, and European democracies must never allow such ideologies to determine the future again, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Thursday. He appeared at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the town...

Tsipras Says Reparations "Moral Debt To All Peoples of Europe"

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday visited the town of Kalavryta, where the entire population of the town was executed by German occupation troops during WWII. Speaking to the local people about the December 13, 1943 atrocity, Tsipras said that German...

Kalavryta Ski Resort to Receive €20 Million Investment

The ski resort of Kalavryta will receive new investment that could reach €20 million ($23 million), according to George Lazouras, the Mayor of the region, in an announcement to the state-run news service AMNA. Kalavryta is located near the city of Patras...

Greek Court Acquits Driver who Dragged Tied Dog

A Greek man who was filmed driving at speed with his dog tied to his pick-up track pleaded not guilty to animal abuse and was acquitted by a Greek court. The judge and the prosecutor accepted his plea that the...

Shocking Footage of Brutality as Driver Ties Dog to Speeding Vehicle

Police in Kalavryta, Peloponnese, are searching for the driver of a pick-up truck who tied a small dog behind the vehicle and drove away at a high speed. The horrific footage published in a local news site was captured by...

Blazes Burn Forest Land in Kalavryta Area

A fire that broke out in the Karoussi region of Kalavryta, in Peloponnese, on Tuesday afternoon is burning forest land, without threatening any houses. The blazes expanded quickly in an ineccessible area of ravines, forcing the Fire Department to send...