Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the eastcentral part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. It is the southern terminus of the Kalavryta - Diakopto Road and the eastern terminus of the Patras - Kalavryta Road. Kalavryta is famous for developments that occurred on the 21 March 1821, which ignited the Greek War of Independence. On this day the Greek flag was raised at the monastery of Agia Lavra.
The famous Diakopto-Kalavryta Railway was built by Italian engineers between 1885 and 1895. It is the southern terminus. The railway runs through a gorge but for the southern part runs within the road linking Kalavryta and Trapeza. Its length is 22 km and the journey is 68 min long. In Kastria, near to Kalavryta, there is a famous cave system which is filled with beautiful lakes and strange rock formations. Kalavryta also has the Kalavryta Ski Centre which is located east of town, situated on the slopes of Mount Aroania (Chelmos), which at 2,341 m is the tallest mountain in Achaia.