Xylokastro


Xylokastro

Infobox Greek Dimos
name = Xylokastro
name_local = Ξυλόκαστρο


periph = Peloponnese
prefec = Corinthia
province =
population = 15273
population_as_of = 2001
population_ref = [http://www.statistics.gr/gr_tables/S1101_SAP_1_TB_DC_01_03_Y.pdf source]
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elevation = 3
lat_deg = 38
lat_min = 4
lat_hem = N
lon_deg = 22
lon_min = 38
lon_hem = E
postal_code = 204 00
area_code = 27430
licence = ΚΡ
mayor =
website = http://www.xylokastro.gr


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Xylokastro (Greek:, Modern: "Ξυλόκαστρο", Ancient: Xylokastron, "Ξυλόκαστρον" Greek word meaning wooden castle) is a city that is 40 km W of Corinth via GR-8, which is also E65. Its interchange is about 1.5 km W, west of the river. The population is around 11,000 and there is a nearby interchange southwest of the city. The city has a river named Sythas to its west and a mountain to its south and southwest. The town offers a beautiful beach. Agriculture surrounds the city. The town was known as Viladusa by the Venetians in the mid to late 2nd millennium. The community has a small school, a church, a police station, a post office, banks, a volleyball arena, and a square("plateia"). It is famous as a seaside tourist spot and are well equipped with a number of hotels like Hotel Fadira , etc. Its nearest communications tower is on a mountain southwest of town (about 6 km)

Nearest places

*Kiato (east)

Population

Persons

*Vlassis Bonatsos (1949 - October 14, 2004 in Athens, Greece), a Greek actor

External links

* [http://www.xylokastro.gov.gr/ Portal - Municipality of Xylokastro] (in Greek)
* [http://www.xylokastro.gr/ Official website] (in Greek)
* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=9426 GTP - Xylokastro]
* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=9427 GTP - Municipality of Xylokastro]
* [http://www.hotelfadira.gr Hotel Fadira of Xylokastro]

ee also

*Communities of Corinthia


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