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Agios Vasileios (Corinthia), Greece

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Ayios Vasilios meaning Saint Basil is a village in the municipality of Tenea in the prefecture of Corinthia, Greece. It is located about 25 kilometers to the south of the city of Corinth, approximately halfway on the old national road to Argos, GR-7. It lies at the foot of the Dafnias Mountains and the Chouni Pass. Prehistory of Agios archaeological excavations prove that the area around Ayios Vasilios has been settled since pre-historical times. Zygouries, west of Ayios Vasilios, was excavated by the American archaeologist Carl William Blegen in the 1920s. He found a Bronze Age settlement dating from approximately 1300 BC, Before Christ, to 1320 BC. Agricultural work and forestry on Zygouries hill has destroyed one of the most important pre-historical settlements of the Balkans.
Obsidian, sherds of which can be found over the whole area particularly south of Ayios Sostis, the cave of Antonis in the area of Boubakia, in the Chouni Pass southwest of the village, or near the caves on Dafnias Mountain are further proof of prehistoric settlement.
In the mid-20th century, Ayios Vasilios was famed for its honey melons. Today, the farms of the village produce olives, apricots, wheat, wine, tobacco and vegetables. Agios Vasileios has a primary school, two churches or parishes, Agios Vasileios and Agios Dimitrios, several small churches, Agios Georgios, old Agios Vasileios, Zoodochos Pigi etc and a small square or plateia.

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