THE VIEW OF THE CORINTHIAN GULF
The Municipality of Velo Vocha is located in the Corinthia Regional Unit of the Peloponnese Region. It has a total area of 164.85 sq.km. and a population of about 19 thousand inhabitants. The area is washed by the Gulf of Corinth, with the most important seaside settlement being Vrachati, while its mountainous area includes Mount Fokas. The seat of the Municipality is Zevgolatio and other important settlements are Velo, Kokkoni and Vochaiko.
The wider area of the Municipality seems to have been inhabited since ancient times as the remains of an altar in honor of Apesantios Zeus have been found on the top of Fokas. At the same time, a large number of ceramics from the Geometric Age (4th century BC) have come to light, proving the existence of a place of worship. Ruins of a medieval wall, settlement and castle that oversaw the wider area of Corinth have also been discovered in the Foka area. The current area of Krines seems to have been inhabited during the Byzantine Era as temples from that period have been preserved, with the most important being the Byzantine Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior. At the time of the Venetian rule, Chalkio was an important center of the region since it was known for its copper mines and the Frankish castle. After the establishment of the Greek State, most of the current settlements of the Municipality were created. In 2010, the single Municipality of Velos-Vochas was created by merging the two municipalities that had been separate until then.
HOW TO GET THERE
By car or by suburban train from Athens via the Piraeus-Kiato route (Zevgolatio station). The Municipality is also covered by the Corinthia KTEL (bus) routes.
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