The Municipal Unit of Diakopto is located only a few kilometres away from Aigio and is a significant resort centre. Diakopto is a beautiful, tidy town with many flowers, beautiful gardens and a picturesque port, famous for the historical ”Odontotos Railway”, which starts from Diakopto, passes through the gorge of Vouraikos river and ends up in Kalavryta, covering a beautiful route of 22 kilometres.
At the square of the railway station, the visitor has the ability to admire the old steam engine, which was called ”Moutzouris” and operated from 1890 up until it was abolished in 1965, in order to be replaced by a new carriage. You can also see the Odontotos Railway Museum, where you will learn more about this well-known project.
From an archaeological aspect, the inner city is worth a visit and specifically the village Mamousia, the position of which is identical to the position of Ancient Kerynia, while between the districts of Rizomylos and Eliki the city of ”Ancient Eliki” might be found, according to the archaeological research. However, the exact position of the sunken city hasn’t been located as yet, remaining up until today a mystery.
As for the beaches it is worthwhile visiting the cosmopolitan beach of Egali, the beach of Pounta, which is one of the most known and tourist beaches of Aigialeia and quite large in length, as well as the two continuing beaches Rizomylos and Nikolaiika. There are also many seaside villages you will come across, such as the village Rodia with its small and quiet beach and the village Elaionas, which is a rather popular tourist attraction, with the beach Trypia, one of the most beautiful beaches of the municipality.
In the Municipal Unit of Diakopto there are also other places of significant tourist interest, such as Zachloritika at the foothills of mount Marathias and the picturesque villages Trapeza, Katholiko and Ano Diakopto. At the same time, on the mountain close to Trypia the cave of Vouraikos Hercules is situated, while the Gorge of Vouraikos with the thick vegetation and the rare flowers is a landmark for the area.
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