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Xylokastro – Evrostini
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Few words

The municipality of Xylokastro – Evrostini is a municipality of the Peloponnese region and it was established in 2011 by the unification of the two municipalities of Xylokastro and Evrostini, according to Kallikratis programme. It is located on the east side of Korinthia region and it borders with Achaia region.
Its capital is Xylokastro and it is also the only town in the municipality.

Historical Note

Xylokastro took its name by wooden barracks, placed in a hill near to Sythas river and it operated as an observatory. From there, the guard had visual contact with the castles in Zemeno and Pellini, could check every move in the Corinthian Gulf and monitor the port in Aristonautes. When they saw something, they informed the other castles through smoke signals. Locals named this castle “Xylokastro”, which in Greek means wooden castle, and the whole region was named after it. During the 18th century, the region had a very few houses, which were used to store products and they were owned mostly by people from Trikala. The region used to be at its greatest part a dense forest and “Pefkias” is what’s left today.

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Alternative Tourism

Religious tourism

Agios Vlasios Church
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On the central square of Xylokastro is located the historical church of Agios Vlasios. The church is religious symbol as to the architectural style and the painting. Agios Vlasios is the protector of the town. The history reveals that the church was built in the place of a smaller church that was ruined on 1907.

Sport Tourism

Canyon of Agios Loukas and Kalithea
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The Canyon of Agios Loukas and Kalithea, which is located in Xylokastro, is 2 km in length and 350 meters difference in area altitude level. It contains in total 26 technical descents – jumps. Among those only 5 are in the 1st section of the canyon, with the biggest being 7 meters.

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Mountain Villages

Beaches in Municipality of Xylokastro - Evrostini

In Korinthia you will find both organized beaches, and inaccessible spots to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Saronic gulf.

Activities

“Gain unique experiences by choosing among the many alternatives regarding Activities and Sports, conducted in Korinthia region”

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Cycling Routes

Enjoy the wonderful route through forest roads, asphalt and paths.

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Hiking

Unique routes for those who love nature, through dense woods and slopes.

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Routes by 4x4

Unique routes by 4X4 for the lovers of the sport. There are numerous places to visit with your jeep.

Canyon of Agios Loukas and Kalithea

The Canyon of Agios Loukas and Kalithea, which is located in Xylokastro, is 2 km in length and 350 meters difference in area altitude level.

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