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Koutsopodi Community - Overview
Koutsopodi was the capital of the ancient «Mysias» municipality which
was founded by King Othonas. The name «Mysias» is also found in Pafsania' s «Korinthiaka»,
who relates that there is a hamlet by the name Mysias, where there is the temple
of the Greek Goddess Dimitra of Mysias. Dimitra was considered to be mother of
On the old site of the ancient temple there is a Christian church
nowadays, the church of «Metamorphosis of Sotiras». Nearby there are the ruins
of a Byzantine temple ,evidence that show the existence of an ancient hamlet at
this region. Vavaroi who were considered to have a great knowledge of the ancient
Greek civilization , accepted the Greek tradition and sagas and identified ancient
Mysia with Koutsopodi.
During the survey of 1700, about 75 families seemed to live at Koutsopodi.
The survey of 1999 shows that about 2.360 people live there. The inhabitants of
Koutsopodi used to grow up a lot of crops as wheat barley, rye, oats, potatoes,
tomatoes, a lot of melons and vegetables. They also cultivated vineyards and olive
trees. All of these have now been replaced by the cultivation of orange trees,
lemon trees and citrous trees in general as well as appricot trees and olive trees.
The land is fertile , and the yield per acre is high enough. This makes the inhabitants
prosperous and has also attracted a lot of foreign immigrants who consist the
labor force of the area. Koutsopodi is developing at a very fast rate into a town.