Kalávrita (kəläˈvrĭtə) [key], ancient Cynaetha, town, central Greece, It is chiefly a summer resort. At the nearby monastery of Hagia Laura (founded 961) the Greeks first rallied (1821) in the War of Independence. The monastery of Megaspelaion, said to date from the 4th cent., is in a vaulted cave just northeast of the town.
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