Achladokampos is an amphitheatrical village with stony houses, 35km
away from Argos
. This is where
County are linked.
Achladokampos was once the larges among the villages. Now, it still
retains its ‘supremacy’, as there are many well-maintained houses
a large church, a school, a nice square and a building with hot bath.
At the foot of Partheni
were once many wild pear-trees. It is said that Achladokampos
was named after them (Achladi=pear). At least, this is one version. The other
says that the village was named after the olive trees. Specifically, when a Turkish
aga came in view of the plain full of olive trees, he exclaimed ‘Ach! Ladokampe!’
(Ach= exclamation, Ladokampos= plain with olive trees).
On the whole, Achladokampos is a village based on cattle raising.
The locals still maintain old customs and they are ready to enjoy themselves by
organising feasts on Trinity Sunday and Pentecost.
(text: Alexis Totsikas)
This text (extract) is cited March 2004 from the Prefecture
of Argolis tourist pamphlet.