At Helmos mountain, the ski resort's visitor can find spacious free parking, coffee shops, snack bars, restaurants, ski rental facilities and sporting goods, organized ski school and First Aid Station.
The visitor can also enjoy a special moguls ski run, a snowboard park, cross country ski, a snow tubes park, paragliding, snowmobiles and other winter attractions.
In the surrounding area of the ski resort and in the general mountain area of Helmos, activities of great interest are:
Kalavrita is a historical and beautiful town of 2.000 residents, situated at the base of mythical Helmos mountain at an altitude of 750 meters, a tourist destination. , all year around.
It is 14 kilometers away from the ski runs and 32 Kilometers from the beaches of N. Peloponnese. It has surprising natural beauties with elements of immense tradition and the atmosphere of a tourist resort that is continually developing.
Kalavrita's history starts from 776 B.C when Kalavrita was known as Kynaitha, always according to historian Pafsania's descriptions.
During the beginnings of the 13th century when the Franks conquered the
Peloponnese, Kalavrita was assigned to Baron Raoul de Tournay who built
a castle, caring his name in order to control Helmos mountain's passages, which later became one of the most important medieval castles of Peloponnese.
Since there were no male descendants, Kalavrita's barony was assigned to the De La Tremouig family till the year 1330 when Kalavrita was liberated by the Byzantine generals of Mystras and remained free to the year 1460.
During the Byzantine, monastery Agia Lavra was erected (961) along with the
Monastery Mega Spileo (360), the most important monasteries in the town of
Kalavrita, 5 kilometers and 12 kilometers away from it respectively.
In the year 1460 Kalavrita was conquered by the Turks, even though it was
defended bravely. In the year 1687 Kalavrita were taken over by the Venetians till the year 1715 when it was again overtaken by the Turks till the year 1821.
On March 21st 1821 Archbishop Germanos raised the Revolution Banner at monastery Agia Lavra which started The Revolution against the Turks giving this way freedom not only to Kalavrita but also all over Greece. The construction of the funicular railway finished in 1896 connecting Kalavrita to Diacopto through the valley of Vouraikos river.
During WW2, especially on December 13th 1943 Kalavrita was brutally attacked by the German army who put the city on fire and executed all the male population ageing twelve and older at Kapi hill converting Kalavrita to a dead state….
A state whose name is identified with heroism , a tragic destiny and freedom fighting.