Xylokastro & Pefkias Pine Woods

One of the most cosmopolitan towns in the region, Xylokastro stretches along the coast of the Corinthian Gulf below Mount Kyllini, also known as Ziria. It owes its name to a castle, which unfortunately has not survived. The castle was built on the banks of the river Sythas during the period of Frankish influence (circa 1260 A.D.). Xylokastro today has become a well-known travel destination with plenty of choices for day and night life. Guests can enjoy the award-winning Blue Flag beach, and the famous pine woods of Pefkias that stretch along the beach.

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