The municipality of Xylokastro–Evrostina is in the Corinthia regional unit in the Peloponnese. The town of Xylokastro is the seat of the municipality and bordered to the North by the famous Gulf of Corinth, a strip of sea that separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece.
From the city’s long seafront promenade, which is jammed with tavernas, bars and clubs, one can gaze at the opposite coast with its backdrop of majestic mountains. In the summer, the bay of Itea, on the foot of the Delphi sanctuary, seems but a swim away! On clear winter days, the snowy shimmering peaks of Mount Parnassos, the Athenians favourite skiing mountain, provides the perfect background for a romantic stroll!
To the South, the city is bordered by Mount Ziria, a mythical place, where Hermes is said to have hidden the immortal cows he stole from his brother, Apollo. It is worth going up the mountain and visiting its picturesque villages, such as Trikala, Manna and Zemenos, where various local festivals take place throughout the year. Keep in mind that these mountain villages, and many more, offervisitors both sea and mountain landscapes.
The mountain has well signed mountain paths, ideal for hiking, riding and even Nordic style skiing! There is also a small ski resort with two baby lifts. Xylokastro is traversed by the river Sythas, which comes from the mountain above and flows into the sea near the marina.