Megalo Chorio

 

Megalo Chorio, officially Mega Chorion, is a mountain village in the prefecture of Evritania. It is built in dense fir forest at an altitude of 720 meters on the slopes of Mount Kaliakouda. It belongs to the Kallikratiki Municipality of Karpenisi, while until 2010 it was the seat of the Kapodistrian Municipality of Potamia. It is 17 km from Karpenisi. Its population according to the 2011 census amounts to 219 inhabitants. In recent years the village has experienced tourist development.

 

Local community of Megalo Chorio
The local community, outside the homonymous village, includes the settlements of Gavros (35 inhabitants) and Neo Dermati (30 inhabitants). The total population of the Local Community of Megalo Chorio amounts to 284 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census.

The village square with the plane tree offers a view to the valley of the river Karpenissiotis and the peaks of Mount Helidona. The Historical and Folklore Museum is an attraction for visitors with exhibits of folk art, church relics, tools of traditional professions, etc. At the entrance of the village is the bust of the 17-year-old heroine of the resistance Panagiota Stathopoulou.