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Evrostina (Greek: Ευρωστίνα) is a town and a former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Xylokastro-Evrostina, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Its seat of administration is the town Derveni. The old Greek National Road 8 and the new Greek National Road 8A (Corinth - Patras) pass through the north of the municipal unit. Patras is about 73 km E, NW of Stymfalia, 4 km N of Rozena, about 50 km W of Corinth and about 142 km W of Athens. It borders on Achaea to the west.

Subdivisions

The municipal unit Evrostina is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Division of the municipality

Historical population
Year Municipal district Municipality
1981 1,347 -
1991 1,060 5,688
2001 1,084 5,882

The village has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a church, post office, banks, a train station, a beach and a square (plateia). The town is lined up within the highway and the shoreline.

A grassy green mountain is about 100 south of the centre while another mountain is in the southwest. Olive groves are founded in the west. Farmlands are founded east of Derveni. Some forests are lined up with the superhighway.

Rozena

Rozena is 4 km N of Derveni. In the center of Rozena is the Church "Ypapanti tou Kyriou", build 1928, there is also a memorial of the deads of war.

Evrostina

Evrostina (older name Zacholi) a mountain village (c. 700 m) ist 14 km from Derveni or c. 70 km from Corinth.

Year Population

1991 123
2001 102

Chelydori

Chelydori (or old form Chelydoreon) is a small village , old name Koutos

The place is called according to the Chelydori mountain where the young Hermes discoverd the tortoise shell (Chelys) which he used to build a lyre.

Mavra Litharia

Mavra Litharia (Μαύρα Λιθάρια) is a small village 5 km W of Derveni

Pyrgos

Pyrgos (Πύργος ) is 8 N of Derveni., Pyrgos means tower, named after a byzantine tower in the region

Stomion

Alexandros Karamanlakis (+ end of August.1912)

Alexandros Karamanlakis

Stomio (older form Stomion) is a sea side village. In the village is the memorial of the Greek pilot Alexandros Karamanlakis who was the first ever Greek pilot who died in an accident 29 August 1912 in the nearby sea.

External links

http://www.evrostini.gr (in Greek)

See also

Evrostina (mountain), a mountain elevation at 400 m. It also has a weather tower.
List of settlements in Corinthia

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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