Diakopto or Diakofto is a seaside town in the prefecture of Achaia built on the shores of the Corinthian Gulf. It is the seat of the homonymous former municipality (now a municipal unit). In the 2011 census the settlement was found to have a population of 2,183 inhabitants.
It is 161 km from Athens and 54 km from Patras. The
transition to Diakopto can be easily done, except by car, with the
use of the most frequent routes of the KTEL Achaia to Aigio and
Patras (as well as with the regular itineraries for Diakopto), as
well as with the use of its trains Suburban with response in Kiato.
From Diakopto begins its route the cog railway to Kalavrita passing through the gorge of Vouraikos. At Diakopto the visitor can combine activities both on the mountain and at sea. In the center of Diakopto there are shops, restaurants and cafes. There are also many hotels. In summer the visitor can enjoy the beautiful, clean and naturally shaped beaches that exist along the coast of the area.
Diakopto is the place of origin of the actor Dionysis Papagiannopoulos.