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DIAKOPTO
Diakopto or Diakofto is a very beautiful small town in Achaia and a place where you can have a good time on your vacation. Situated only 30 km from Kalavryta you can combine the mountain with beautiful beaches. An important attraction is the harbor of Diakopto, the port will find many boats where you can find fresh fish from the Gulf of Corinth. Next to the harbor is the church of Agios Nikolas, a beautiful chapel by the sea.
From Diakofto begins the famous cog railway and reaches Kalavrita. At the station you will see the old locomotive gear. The train station is the center of the city and you will find cafes, grills, restaurants and shops for your everyday purchases. In Diakofto there are all kinds of shops where you will find everything you need during your holiday. In the central square are most summer events. You can also visit the depot of the switch and to see the new gear trains.
Inside the switch or Diakofto are 3 beautiful beaches to swim. The first is located near the port of Diakopto. The second is located on the coastal road from the port to the river and the third is the famous beach cite at the end of the coastal road from the port to the opposite direction from the second beach. The beach cite is a beautiful sandy beach, where there are many shops and every day is full of people. In reproaching you can enjoy your coffee or your drink.

NIKOLAIKA VILLAGE

This is a developing seaside village with great tourist traffic, especially during the summer. Surely once you visit you will tempt the careful and pebble beach of unique beauty which unfolds them in a beautiful bay. The blue waters will enjoy you at maximum and you can have a superb dive into blue waters and relaxation.

The touristic infrastructure of the region is full (large hotels, rooms, restaurants, cafes, bars, etc.) to ensure compliance with all conditions for comfortable and successful holiday. The church celebrates the Nicolaitans on 4 December, the Feast of St. Barbara.

Number of Residents 429

RODIA VILLAGE
Rodia  is a pretty village typical of the region with a large square and a picturesque church with a bell hanging from the branches of a large tree. In the square there are cafes, playground which has busy life and activity all year round.

The two temples of the village celebrated on December 6, Saint Nicholas and 6 August, the small church of the Transfiguration, when organized and great folk festival.
On the beach you will have the opportunity to enjoy the crystal clear sea and the beautiful beach with sand and pebbles.

Number of Residents 431

MAMOUSIA VILLAGE
From Rodia begins a road that leads to the small picturesque village Mamousia.
There is an archaeological site with Hellenistic cemetery, ruins of walls and theate.  Traces the ancient Kyrenia, according to Pausanias, was named by the ruler or the place or the Keryniti river (on the position of a controversy after the others put in place todays Kyrenia).

The legend says that in ancient Kyrenia lived Kerynitis doe Venus,  the deer which Hercules had to surrender to Eurystheus, without being injured. There was the famous temple, so Eumenides built by Orestes after his acquittal, the vote of Athena, by the court of the Areopagus of Athens for the murder of his mother. The ancient city had decorated temples and statues.

The ancient Kyrenia was one of the twelve most important cities and Achaian remarkably bloom with the arrival of the warlords.
For enthusiasts ecotourism recommend the fantastic journey that starts from Mamousia, passes from the archaeological site of Ancient Kyrenia and leads to plateau
"Saints Asomatoi." So Walk between the vines to the northern part of the plateau from where you get a fantastic view to the Corinthian and descending the mountain pass from the cave of Hercules to finally arrive as Diakopto.

Number of Residents  295

TRAPEZA VILLAGE
Trapeza  has the wonderful beach of the (Punta) and as you go higher you can enjoy the panoramic position with breathtaking views of the whole Corinthian Sea.

On a slope above the village is the Monastery of the Holy Trinity that was built on the ruins of the temple of the goddess Earth, from which one can still "Dome" (conical structure of the Mycenaean era) which was converted into a Christian church. Inside the church there are paintings from 1757 AD
The Monastery of the Holy Trinity was founded in 1936 AD and by 1945 there were monks. Later was devastated, but then actions of the Bishop of Kalavryta and Egialias Mr. Ambrose was restored. In a plateau just above the monastery will come across large areas of vineyards and the ruined Abbey of St. Nicholas.

Finds from the ancient city Voura found in Trapeza (although some scholars place it above the village castle in Upper Diakopto. There is also the opinion that Voura was in the place that  today is Mamousia). The ancient Voura named after the daughter of Ion and Helice, belonged to the ancient Ionian and Achaean Dodecapolis and pioneered the establishment of the Achaean League.

Trapezas original  residents were  Ionians and Achaeans but  after the earthquake in 373 BC that destroyed the propeller, and caused her sinking. Investigations in the area have found ruins of an ancient theater, traces of walls, numerous shrines with exquisite art statues, coins depict the cave and the statue of Hercules, etc.

Number of Residents  361

ANO DIAKOPTO VILLAGE
is a mountainous area that  municipal units dominates the Upper village with a prestigious cool climate, mounted on a green hillside. The view of the Corinthian Gulf is unique and distinct in the west, on a large plateau, the church of St. Nicholas.

The villagers are engaged in, inter alia, agricultural activities and livestock, mainly cultivating vines, olives, cherry, walnut, etc. The products produced are distinguished by their excellent quality and is renowned throughout the region as well as the source of water in Psammiako.

In the village you will see traditional houses and modern homes to coexist with tavernas, cafes and shops and hospitable people to serve you. The village's main church, St. Nicholas is celebrated on December 6.
The area is famous for its beautiful scenery, especially in the spring when the cherry blossom and autumn when the trees change their leaves in a thousand shades of gold!


Number of Residents 373

KATHOLIKO VILLAGE
katholiko named To Catholic village located near Upper Diakopto  is another place with a fantastic view to the Corinthian gulf dominated by green. Here, time stands still and so fragrant morning breeze as Myron from mountain herbs and sea salt.

Somewhere in between the Catholic and the ANO DIAKOPTO thought to have been built in the ancient city of VOURA.

In the village square is the Church of the Assumption, a Cultural Centre and cafe. In recent years the village has become as important beautify updates and maintenance in older homes that attract new residents permanent and temporary. In the Catholic functioned during the Turkish Secret School while it was the seat of the Diocese Kernitsa older.

Number of Residents  84

ELAIONAS VILLAGE
A few miles west of Diakofto is the famous tourist resort Elaionas (Trupia) that attracts many tourists and has all the facilities for a pleasant stay and service. Surrounding villages are Terpsithea and dependency (which belonged to the monastery of the Great Cave).
The settlement Trypia oldest settlement in the census of 1835 to 4 residents only. Since 1848, however, with the glebe Great Cave census, normally, but with large fluctuations in population due to frequent movement of people. The Glebe census is done autonomously now since 1961 and the settlement Terpsithea, according to witnesses, was created in the tenth 60s.
The oldest place of settlement holes were highest at the point where the ancient city Voura. As regards the name of the settlement holes, a version that is derived from the mythological reference in the Cave of Hercules (hole-hole). Indeed Pausanias mentions this cave that descend from Voura (ancient city) to the sea you can see the river and sees Vouraikos in a cave statue of Hercules. This report constitutes the most reliable evidence about the exact location of the cave that had been dedicated to the worship of the largest demigod of antiquity. Another version is that because the houses in the area were very low which was called "holes," and was the reason for the settlement was named so.
The most current name of the village, olive grove, based on morphology and natural surroundings.
 

Number of Residents  812

ZACHLORITIKA VILLAGE
Zachloritika is a picturesque village west of Diakopto at the foot of Mount Marathia. Their church, St. Haralambos, celebrated on February 10. In the village center plane trees waiting to sit in the shade and enjoy your coffee, taking a deep breath from the bustling modern everyday life. The region produces products that are identified with a healthy diet, such as olive oil, oranges, lemons, wine, vegetables, etc.

The mountain, towering volume unfolds over Zachloritika, there is a cave which is identical with that of Hercules. Pausanias mentions the cave that descend from Voura (ancient city) to the sea you can see the river and sees Vouraikos in a cave statue of Hercules. This report constitutes the most reliable evidence about the exact location of the cave that had been dedicated to the worship of the largest demigod of antiquity.
 

Number of Residents 434

ELIKI
ELIKI Local Community Eliki is located on the foothills of the Prophet Elijah. It is developed by a beautiful manicured gardens and homes. The main church, St. Athanasius celebrated on January 18 so organized and religious festival.

The name of the current stranded due to the ancient city founded by Ion in honor of his wife Helice. The city sank aftandri possible after an earthquake in 373 BC Investigations of the Panel Katsonopoulou - Soter in 2001 he accompanied a triple major breakthrough: the first identified damaged buildings in the city lost classic, architectural remains discovered earlier settlement of the Bronze Age in the propeller and identified the main coastal road built in Roman times and connecting the helix to the other cities of Aigialeia.

The big "mystery" and the challenge for the earth by archaeologists find remains of the submerged state is expected to provide a wealth of information and inexhaustible study material for life as the 4th century BC

Number of Residents  565

RIZOMYLOS VILLAGE
The village's name came from a mill that was at the root of the mountain. It is a picturesque seaside village with great tourist activity. With a pristine beach with blue waters, where you will find hotels, rooms, restaurants, bars and generally a nice and good tourist infrastructure.

The village church is dedicated to the Assumption, built in 1903 and has paintings of the great artist George Akratinou Kanelopoulos. Celebrates it on August 15.

In the area of Rizomilos ongoing excavation by archaeologist Dora Katsonopoulou, with already significant results of investigations for the discovery of ancient Helice.

Number of Residents 359

KERINIA VILLAGE
keriniaDipla located in helix New Kyrenia, a new village with modern houses and a large square which has already built an outdoor theater and now being built and the church of St. Nicholas.

Each year, during the months of July and August, the township Diakopto organizes cultural events "Elikeia - Neptune" and the beginning of these events take place in the helix. Events are successful but in all districts during which visitors have the chance to enjoy theater performances, traditional dances, songs, etc.

The oldest village Kyrenia (Girne Gardenia or High) is mountainous approximately 4km. While the residents are mainly engaged in agricultural work: viticulture, olive and dried grapes.

Number of Residents (apogr. 01) 435

VROSTHENA VILLAGE
The  village "Vrosthena" or "Hill", the Municipal Unity Diakopto, is nailed to the mountain, 22 kilometers off the switch and an altitude of 800 meters, the road to the Great Cave and Kalavryta. Its history is lost forever. We meet for the first time on record, the "land of Vostitsa" Venetian, called "Vrestena" or "Vrostena" as the neighborhood then switch. The text is the 1690. Reported in 1818 in the archives of London, as a "village with 12 houses." In 1821 there remains a notable fighter Christodoulos and Halabja. His son Andreas, participates in the famous "meeting of Vostitsa", the January 1821.

The village has another fighter, the Koumoutsos, striking the Egyptians Vouraikos Gorge in 1827. After the revolution, he joined the municipality Vrosthena Vouros. In the mid-nineteenth century, many inhabitants of the village came in today Diakopto. At the same time, settled in the village, families from the villages Zachlorou of Kalavryta. In 1912 part of the community Diakopto. The 1950's the "Vrosthena" renamed "Hill". In the village center there is a large tower, called "Pasha mansion." The construction began his rather Venetians and the Turks ended. The legends about him a lot.

KSOKLISI is in a  little distance from the village, stands an old chapel dedicated to the Virgin. It is probably built on an ancient temple. The legend says that from there, the monks began to build the Great Cave. By the late nineteenth century, there was a monk. The church is the "St George", but the village has a festival, the "holy apostles", 29-30 June. The last Saturday of July each year, the club organized the village, the "feast of sheep." The inhabitants of the village were occupied and engaged mainly in agriculture and animal husbandry and lately with tourism.

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