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When we arrived at Spileo Monastery the job has just begun. We didn't know about the impressive wondrous icon or about the cave from the monastery where it had been found. All I can tell it is that worths to spend here some special and...More
We arrived here after eating lunch in Kalavryta. Our driver had called ahead to find out when it was open and it was. We entered without our driver as is the law in Greece. We were the only ones in the monastery for awhile and...More
It seems to be glued onto the cliff. I was disappointed that it was closed (and could not find opening times online) but still worth the drive up.
You would need to be in good shape to walk up from the station.
Worth a visit for half an hour or so - an incredible building & imposing yet very peaceful.
Its about 15 minutes drive out of Kalavryta & good to visit after visiting the railway.
We wandered in & were greeted by a monk who gestured...More
Mega Spileo is an incredible place indeed. Just about 10 kms from the town of Kalavryta it rises from the sheer rock cliff like a huge giant. It is a testament to human determination. It is so hard to believe people were able to build...More
Many visits to it as I like the view. The history of the monastery is interesting too. It was built in caves of the rock, and someone from the monastery can tell the history of it.
You can reach near to it by car, but...More