Ξυλόκαστρο

Ξυλόκαστρο

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Xylokastro (Approx: /zaɪˈlɒ.kɑːstrɒ/) (Greek: Ξυλόκαστρο) is a seaside town or village and a former municipality in Corinthia in the Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Xylokastro-Evrostina, of which it is a unit or component.

In 2011 its population was 5,715 for the town and 13,277 for the municipal unit.

Geographic features include a large beach and semi-arid forests on varied terrain, scattered with early churches and evidence of early settlements and religious sites. It has narrowly separated upper and lower coastal roads and forms a medium-sized touristic village on the Gulf of Corinth.

Χώρα Greece
Languages spokenGreek
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2)310.3

Culture and history info

The town took its name from a wooden castle (Greek: ξύλινο κάστρο), probably built in the 13th century.

It was also known as Solo Castro, the village Stylia was known as Viladusa by the Venetians in the 18th century.

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