Dichori – Kostaritsa

A small settlement at a height of 1200 m. above sea level, which, despite its size, played a significant historical role, as it is the birthplace of fighters of the Greek Revolution of 1821.

Today, Kostaritsa or Dichori is a beautiful holiday destination. It enjoys a privileged location, rich in views, colours, and greenery. The heart of the village is its square, with its sycamore tree and a traditional restaurant, which fills with people every afternoon, particularly on the feast day of Virgin Mary (August 15). 

Like a protruding balcony, the village’s Cultural Centre-hostel is situated under the square. The main church in the village is the church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. In Ottoman times, it used to be a small monastery. There are also many chapels in the area. 

In the village’s forest creek, firs, sycamores, cedars, and chestnut trees do not allow the sunlight to penetrate the foliage, making the creek a welcoming place for those who want to explore it all the way to its waterfall. On their way back, visitors can rest on the stone benches and tables and quench their thirst with clear water from the springs of mount Vardoussia.