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Prefecture and Province: Corinthia

38.4975/38°44'56" N lat.
22.05/22°0'38" E long
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank

  about 20,000


Corinthian Gulf
5 m (centre)
about 200 m
Postal code: 202 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-27420 (030-27420)-2
Municipal code: 3011
Car designation: KP
3-letter abbreviation: KIA Kiato
Name of inhabitants: - sing.
s pl.
Address of administration: St. near
Kiato 202 00

Kiato (Greek, Modern: Κιάτο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on) is a offshore town located in the northern part of the prefecture of Corinthia in the Peloponnese, Greece. Kiato is located in a hammock area which is lettered by lemon trees, orange trees, and other fruit-bearing trees. It has a lot of tourist activity mainly in the summer. The ancient name of Kiato was Sikiona and the municipality of Sikyona is named after this place. In the antiquity it had a great prosperity, specially from the middle of the 2nd century BC. Kiato is linked with GR-8 and the Elissos river flows near the centre of Kiato. It also serves a junction to a road linking to Stymfalia and also Levidi to the southwest. At the same road 2 km south is GR-8A/E55 (Athens - Patras), E94 eastbound which its exit is at the 109th km. Kiato is located almost halfway between Patras and Athens It is located approximately 30 km (old distance, 25 km) NW of Corinth, about 111 km W of Athens, about 110 km E of Patras, 98 km E of the Rio-Antirio bridge and about 40 km NE of Stymfalia. Grovelands surround Kiato while fruits and vegetable farming lie to the southeast and parts near Kiato. Forests lie within the shorelines to the east and west and some to the south and along the hills. The hills lie to the south.


Kiato has schools, lyceums, a gymnasium, banks, a post office, beaches, hotels, bars and nightclubs where the nightlife was common, and squares (plateies) including one downtown.

Historical population

Year Population Change Municipal population
1981 8,232 - -
1991 9,100 868/145.05% 18,316
2001 about 20,000 - -

Between 1981 and 1991, the population growth was the fastest in the Thessaloniki area.

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Nearest places

Northwest: Xylokastro North: Corinthian Gulf
West: Xylokastro
Sikyonia East: Velo
South: Vocha

See also