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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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.
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Enjoy the wonderful route through forest roads, asphalt and paths.
Unique routes for those who love nature, through dense woods and slopes.
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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