Aristonafton 2, Xylokastro
204 00, Korinthia, Peloponnese

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XylokastroThe cosmopolitan sea front city in Peloponnese

Xylokastro

The sea front city

It is one of the most cosmopolitan towns (6,000 inhabitants) on the northern coast of the Peloponnese, in the county of Corinthos, a short distance from Athens, 120 km or 1 h and 15′ approximatelly by car (1h and 30′ from Athens international airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” ). From the beginning of the last century it is kept high on the travelling preferences of Greek and foreign tourists. Today it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Peloponnese.

Xylokastro

A town full of activities

Xylokastro has gained a great tourist bloom because of the aesthetically beautiful pine forest “Pefkias”, the “Blue Flag” clear beaches , the “Aristonafton” organized marina which has the ability to moor small boats. It is ideal for quiet family holidays on sunny beaches and it also harmoniously combines leisure activities and intense nightlife. Xylokastro can be the starting point for excursions to other neighbouring areas such as Zeria, Trikala, Feneos, Stymphalia, Ancient Sikyon, Ancient Corinthos, Evrostini.

Xylokastro

A town full of activities

Xylokastro has gained a great tourist bloom because of the aesthetically beautiful pine forest “Pefkias”, the “Blue Flag” clear beaches , the “Aristonafton” organized marina which has the ability to moor small boats. It is ideal for quiet family holidays on sunny beaches and it also harmoniously combines leisure activities and intense nightlife. Xylokastro can be the starting point for excursions to other neighbouring areas such as Zeria, Trikala, Feneos, Stymphalia, Ancient Sikyon, Ancient Corinthos, Evrostini.

Interesting points around the city of Xylokastro, Peloponnese

Xylokastro Beaches

There are two large ‘Blue Flags’ beaches (Aristonafton in the west and Pefkia in the east) which are organized with sun-beds and umbrellas. There are also a lot of other options of beautiful beaches among the surrounding hills.

  • Pefkias Beach - Xylokastro

Pefkias Aesthetic Forest

At the eastern end of the city of Xylokastro the beautiful “aesthetic forest” of Pefkia lies next to the sea which is dated back to more than 300 years ago and it is about 2,000 long.

It is an ideal place for the lovers of hiking and jogging who have the opportunity to enjoy the smells of every sort of flowers and plants and at the same time they can encounter beautiful fountains, benches to relax and – cafés / restaurants along the wonderful route of the main path.

Marina of Xylokastro

At the eastern end of the city there is a public Marina for small boats. It has a quite narrow entrance and consists of two parts, the most suitable of which for mooring is the external part of it. It offers a good dock and protection and direct access to water, fuel and food.

In this Marina there is a Sailing Club where sailing lessons for children are held at the weekend.

Also in the interior of the Marina there is the open theater “Vasilis Georgiadis” which is home to theatrical and musical performances with a great view of the sea .

Interesting Sights in Xylokastro, Peloponnese

Metropolitan church of

Agios Vlassios

A Byzantine temple with an octagonal symmetrical dome and outstanding architecture, which was constructed in 1908 and carries icons of the painter Spiros Vasiliou and the well-known hagiographer Fotis Kontoglou, is dominant at the central square of Xylokastro.

Metropolitan church of

Agios Vlassios

A Byzantine temple with an octagonal symmetrical dome and outstanding architecture, which was constructed in 1908 and carries icons of the painter Spiros Vasiliou and the well-known hagiographer Fotis Kontoglou, is dominant at the central square of Xylokastro.

The church of

Faneromeni

The trademark of Xylokastro. It was reconsrtucted at the period of 1965-70 with Orlandos designs and it is the only church in Greece with palaiochristian style (300-600AD.). In the vestibule the wonderful mosaics are impressive while in the perimeter there is a tower, a baptistery and utility rooms.

The church of

Faneromeni

The trademark of Xylokastro. It was reconsrtucted at the period of 1965-70 with Orlandos designs and it is the only church in Greece with palaiochristian style (300-600AD.). In the vestibule the wonderful mosaics are impressive while in the perimeter there is a tower, a baptistery and utility rooms.

Useful information

Distances

  • Municipality’s Sport facilities: 200m – 4 Tennis, 2 Volleyball, 1 Beach Volley and 2 Basketball courts and 1 Football field
  • Supermarket: 200 m
  • Aesthetic forest “Pefkia”: 1.5km
  • City center: 500 m
  • Xylokastro Health Center: 2km
  • Police Department: 600m
  • Pharmacy: 300m
  • Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”: : 150km/1 h and 30 min
  • Athens: 120km/1h and 10′
  • Patra: 95km < 1h

Useful Phones

  • Health Center: +30 27433 60000
  • Police Department: +30 27430 29237
  • Pharmacy: +30 27430 23644
  • Taxi: +30 2743022663 / mob.+30 699456272
  • Rent a bicycle: mob.+30 6995163987 (John)

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