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Administrative Region : West Greece
Regional unit : Achaia

Rizomylos (Greek: Ριζόμυλος meaning rice mill) is a Greek beach village located east of Aigio, west of Corinth, west Athens, north-northwest of Kalavryta and east of Patras in the municipality of Diakopto. Its beaches are one of the most well known on the Gulf of Corinth. The GR-9 (Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia is about 6 km to the southwest and its nearest interchange is at the 172nd km 4 km south of Aigio. In 2001, Rizomylos had a population of 359 inhabitants.

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Nearest places

Eliki, northeast
Nikoleika, southeast
Temeni, west

Year Population
1981 381
1991 375
2001 359


The geography of the area is made up of farmlands, consisting largely of fruit grove, that dominate the valley areas. The mountains that are mainly made up of forests and grasslands lie to the southeast. The ancient city of Helike is located nearby and is currently being excavated.


The village was ruled by the Ottoman Turks with some interruption by the Venetians in the mid to late-15th century and the mid- to late-16th century. Rizomylos became part of the country of Greece following the Greek War of Independence of 1821 and after the signing of the declaration of independence.

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, much of the population left for larger towns and cities especially the nearby Patras. The population has been in decline since 1981.

Houses were stone-built until the 1950s and did not comprise modern-style homes until the 1980s. It was linked with pavement in the 1980s. Most of the homes are abandoned today.


Its main export crop are olives, along with fruits such watermelon, melon, figs and vegetables including corn, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, as much of the farlmands are made up of groves and vineyards. There is also some dairy and livestock. The majorityof the population are farmers.

Municipal unit Diakopto
Municipal Community Diakopto
Diakopto (Διακοπτό, το)
Kalyvitis (Καλυβίτης, ο)
Kernitsa (Κερνίτσα, η)
Lofos (Λόφος, ο)
Community Ano Diakopto
Ano Diakopto (Άνω Διακοπτό, το)
Pounta (Πούντα, η)
Community Elaionas
Elaionas (Ελαιών, ο)
Metochi (Μετόχι, το)
Terpsithea (Τερψιθέα, η)
Community Eliki
Eliki (Ελίκη, η)
Καλαντέρι, το
Community Zachloritika
Zachloritika (Ζαχλωρίτικα, τα)
Community Katholiko
Katholiko (Καθολικό, το)
Community Keryneia
Keryneia (Κερύνεια, η)
Nea Keryneia (Νέα Κερύνεια, η)
Community Mamousia
Derveni (Δερβένι, το)
Mamousia (Μαμουσιά, η)
Σταυριά, η
Community Nikolaiika
Nikolaiika (Νικολαίικα, τα)
Community Rizomylos
Rizomylos (Ριζόμυλος, ο)
Community Rodia
Rodia (Ροδιά, η)
Community Trapeza
Paralia Trapezis (Παραλία Τραπέζης, η)
Trapeza (Τράπεζα, η)

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