South of the Corinthian Gulf, is one of the most beautiful towns, Xylokastro. It was probably named after a wooden barracks (Xylokastro= wooden castle) located at the west side of a hill above the modern town, near Sythas River. It has been a raisin producing center and during the growth commerce period, drew foreign attention due to its direct contacts with the port of Patras. As a result, after 1900 visitors started coming to Xylocastro to admire the beautiful Pefkias and the rewarded with “The Blue Flag of Europe” deep blue sea. For the same reason, everyone should visit Xylokastro, a majestic spa town full of variety and a unique style.