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Kourounia

Location

The village of Kourounia, consisting of four settlements (mahalades), lies just behind the village of Egrigoros and about eighteen kilometers away from Volissos.

The region embracing this village and the mountainsides surrounding it is famous for the production of a local wine called kourouniotiko, which is said to come from the well-known 'Ariousian' wine of the antiquity. Lately, the local authorities have made some efforts to revive the production of this wine variety to produce the 21st century 'Ariousian wine'.

The cultural tradition of the region is also pretty important: Prove for that are the items of the noteworthy ecclesiastical museum, housed in the school building. In Erinos, a place inside the old village, are also the remnants of a polygonal fortress, and excavations in the area have discovered an inscription of Hercules.

Interesting to know is the fact that the clinic community uses a teleconference medical care system, that also serves the medical needs of the neighboring villages.