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Metohi of Aigialeia

COUNTY: Achaea MUNICIPALITY: Aigialeia

Clouds
15ºC

Population

0 - 100

Distance from nearest city

10-35km

TL;DR

Visit Metohi of Aigialeia, a picturesque hamlet only 3.5km from the unique Diakofto, and take time to walk up the Mega Speleon monastery.

Metohi of Aigialeia is a hamlet almost abandoned, according to the census of 2011, in which only one inhabitant was recorded. Nevertheless, the picturesque hamlet is located near Elaiona community, 3.5km west from Diakofto and 12.5km southeast of Aigio and it belongs to the municipality of Aigialeia of the prefecture of Achaea.

Two more hamlets with the same name belong to this prefecture: Metohi of Kalavryta and Metohi of Achaïa. All three locations are recorded as “metohi” (meaning, a land that belongs to a monastery) because they belonged to the Mega Speleon monastery since the byzantine period, hence the naming of the hamlets.