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Kato Zachlorou

Kalavrita: Zachlorou

Zachlorou is a village built on a mountain slope south of the Vouraikos Gorge. It is located 20 km south of Diakopto and about 12 km north of Kalavrita. Zachlorou can also be approached and seen through the journey with the Cog Railway (Odontotos). The name "Zachlorou" derives its origin from the slavian word "Zafkloro", which means "behind the mountains". Zachlorou was built during the Turkish Domination, mainly by people who came from Epiros. Main occupations of the Zachlorou's residents is farming and agriculture.

Above the village rests the Monastery of Mega Spilaio where the so-called miraculous picture of Virgin Mary, made by Luke the Evangelist, can be seen. Excellent path for trekking is the path that connects the village of Zachlorou with the Monastery of Mega Spilaio; it starts from the railway station of Zachlorou and it was primarily used as the main path long before the construction of the main road. Walking the path will approximately take 45 min.

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Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the village and can see the old water mill, which was owned by the Monastery of Mega Spilaio. According to the Historian Tsaparas, there stood the Despot's tower, which is nowadays owned by Antonios Pliatsikouras.

Kalavrita: Kato Zachlorou

Among the plane-trees forest and the Vouraikos River there are a lot of hostels and restaurants, where visitors can enjoy local dishes as well as the generous hospitality of the Zachlorou's residents. There exists one of the oldest hotels which was found in 1933 and continues its business up to now. Finally, near the monastery there is a neo-classical building, which was a school back in 1908, and is today being used by the Monastery of Mega Spilaio as a guest-house.

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