Diakopto (Greek: Διακοπτό) is a town and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Aigialeia, of which it is a municipal unit. Population app. 7,005 (2001). The town of Diakopto is situated on the Gulf of Corinth, near the mouth of the Vouraikos river and at the lower end of the Vouraikos Gorge. The 750 mm (2 ft 5 1⁄2 in) gauge Diakofto–Kalavryta Railway built in 1885 leads up to the town of Kalavryta passing the Mega Spilaio Monastery at about halfway. Diakopto is on the old Greek National Road 8 (Athens - Corinth - Patras); the new Greek National Road 8A (also Athens - Corinth - Patras) passes 1 km to the south. Diakopto is located about 40 km east of Patras, and 15 km southeast of Aigio.
The municipal unit Diakopto is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):
Ano Diakopto (Ano Diakopto, Pounta)
Diakopto (Diakopto, Kalyvitis, Kernitsa, Lofos)
Elaionas (Elaionas, Metochi, Terpsithea)
Eliki (Eliki, Kalanteri)
Keryneia (Keryneia, Nea Keryneia)
Mamousia (Mamousia, Derveni, Stavria)
Trapeza (Trapeza, Paralia Trapezis)
Year Municipality population Village population
1981 - 1,848
1991 7,023 2,109
2001 7,005 2,290
In the area there were three ancient Greek cities: Boura, Helike and Keryneia. The area followed the fate of the rest of Achaea. Between 1460 and 1821 the area was ruled by the Ottoman Turks, except a brief period of Venetian rule between 1687 and 1715. As a result of the Greek War of Independence of 1821 Diakopto became part of the new Greek state. The municipality was created in 1835. The municipality was known as Voura (Βουρά).
Dionysis Papagiannopoulos (1912–1984) actor
Athlitikos Omilos Diakoptou (AOD)
List of settlements in Achaea
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Diakopto (municipality) on GTP Travel Pages
Diakopto (town) on GTP Travel Pages
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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