Exochiko (Greek: Εξοχικό, before 1957: Κατσίμπαλης - Katsimpalis) is a village in the municipal unit of Filiatra in western Messenia, Greece. Its population is 243 people (2001 census). Exochiko is situated near the Ionian Sea coast, at 60 m elevation. It is 4 km north of Filiatra, 10 km southwest of Kyparissia and 50 km northwest of Kalamata. The Greek National Road 9 (Pyrgos - Kyparissia - Pylos - Methoni) passes west of the village.
The origin of the former name Katsimpalis may have been a Turkish local leader Katsibali (Kacibal, Kacibali?), or a companion of revolutionary leader Theodoros Kolokotronis that was name Katsibali. Exochiko was founded by Arcadians in the mid 19th century, most of these arrived from Alonistaina. Its residents are employed in agriculture including olive oil production, groves and greenhouses.
List of settlements in Messenia
^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
Exochiko Trifyllias at the GTP Travel Pages
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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