Xylokastro is coastal town of regional unity Corinth. It is the seat of the municipality Xylokastro - Evrostini. According to the 2011 census is 5,500 residents. Each summer receives thousands of visitors and is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Peloponnese. Points of interest are the pine forest of pine and beaches. It is 120 km from Athens and 100 km from Patras. Xylokastro got its name from a wooden barracks in the area operated the observatory during the years of Venetian rule.
The barrack was on the west side of the hill "Kati Pefkos" above the present town, near the river Sythas. From there the guard could control the movement of the Corinthian Kopple and supervises the port of Aristonafton. Also had visual contact with the castles of Zemenou and Pellini and could inform their administration with smoke signals. The barracks named by natives wooden castle and from this area which comprises the settlements High Alonia Mertikeika, Georganteika and root named Xylokastrou. During the 18th century apokaloutan Oxokampos.