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North Kynouria - Statistics
Prefecture: Arcadia

37.4033/37°24'2' N lat.
22.721/22°43'19' E long
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank



Myrtoan Sea
55 m(centre)
about 1,900 m Parnon mountains
Number of communities: 25
Postal code: 220 01
Area/distance code: 11-30-27550 (030-27550)-2
Municipal code: 0503
Car designation: TP
3-letter abbreviation: ASO Astros

Astros (Greek: Άστρος or Παράλιον Άστρος Paralion Astros, Astros Beach) is a port on the Argolic Gulf in the northeast Peloponnese in eastern Arcadia. It is the seat of North Kynouria (Greek: Βόρεια Κυνουρία) and is the largest municipality in Arcadia along with having the most number of communities and settlements. Astros is accessible by the road connecting Tripolis and Argos and Leonidio and Monemvasia to the south. The location is in the E, S of Argolis. It is located S of Argos and Nafplio, N of Leonidio and Monemvasia, NE of Sparta and E of Tripolis. The name and the settlement both date back to ancient times, when it was known as Astron.

Astros was the site where a National Council took place during the Greek War of Independence (1821 - 1829).

Astros has a school, a lyceum, a high school, a church which is situated on a hilltop, banks, and a post office. The port on the east side serves ferries to Spetses. There is a beach to the northeast. In the southern part of Astros, there is a water tower, and a square (plateia).

Much of the land is rocky and bushy and unsuitable for cultivation, but there are some farms and groves are in low-lying areas near town.

The panoramic view from Astros includes portions of the promontroy protecting the harbor, and the western and the southern portion of Argolis, except for the most low-lying areas. This view sometimes includes the shoreline communities, but these can only be seen on clearer days. The western portion of the island of Spetses is only occasionally visible.


Communities and subdivisions

Historical population

Year Population Change Municipal population Change
1981 2,568 - - -
1991 2,743 175/6.81% 15,178
2001 2,359 -384/-13.99% 12,825 -2,353/-15.50%

Northwest: Korynthos North: Lerna Trikolones
West: Skrytida and Tegea
North Kynouria East: Argolic Gulf
Southwest: Oinounta South: Leonidio Southeast: Tyros (formerly Apollonas)

See also: