The city of Kynaitha was located on the site of the current Kalavryta, where various antique remains have been dug up from a 1 km burial ground. from the top of the medieval castle. In ancient times, the inhabitants were regarded as exceptionally uncivilized, so that in 220 BC the city was then. taken by the Aitolians, plundered and razed to the ground, this was generally considered a justified punishment (Polybios, 4, 18-21). At present there is nothing left of antique remains, although the medieval castle that dominates the current town is likely to have served as an acropolis in ancient times. The modern town, which is particularly important as a winter sports area around Christmas, is charming enough. A few kilometers from Kalavryta is the famous monastery Aghía Lávra, where the Greek war of independence started in 1825, which would separate the country from Turkish rule. The monastery houses a small museum where, in addition to monasteries, antiquities are also displayed (mainly oil lamps, vases, and small statuettes). Another monument that the modern Greek still says a lot is the war memorial at the place where the Germans shot a large part of the population of the town in 1943 as a retaliatory measure.
Photos: Kalavryta seen from the castle, the war memorial of Kalavryta, the castle seen from Kalavryta, image in memory of the call for resistance and some photos of the monastery of Aghía Lávra. In the photo gallery an impression of the scarce remains of the medieval castle.