Local Compartment of Gythion Municipality that consists of the villages Neohorio, Ageranos, Agios Vasilios (Neohorion), Vatheos, Dihova, Kamares, and Kaukios. It is built on the lowland and covers an area of 13,8 km2. The population has often fluctuated. In 1940, there were 525 residents, in 1951, 491, in 1991, 262 and in 2001, 331. Last August, at the fire, Neohorio, Ageranos and Kamares had big damages. Both agriculture and cattle breeding were affected. The promises given by the government haven’t still been materialized. Let’s wish, so that the promises are kept in order to solve people’s problems.
Everyday life has its own pace without stress. Farmers, fishermen and employees at tourist jobs managed to keep alive the area, despite the problems they have to deal with.
Neohori is a traditional village with both old renovated houses and new ones. In most of them, there is respect for minimalism and history with the addition, of course, of new features according to modern life. The old houses are built with stones, cut centuries ago, which still remain in their place despite the changes. Neohorio, Agios Vasilios and Dihova are in the inland, whereas Ageranos, Vathy and Kamares are on the seaside with many beaches and hotels.
Ageranos Cape, at the northern part of the village, is most probably ancient Arainos, where Las’ statue and tomb were. It is said that Las was murdered by Achilles, when he came to ask from Tindareo Eleni’s hand. Further down, at the river mouth of Skyras, it is said that Pyrros, Achilles son, made a stop on his way to Skyros aiming to marry Ermioni, Belle Elene’s daughter.
The temple of Diktinis Artemis was on the seaside. Ageranos was the centre of captain Antonis Grigorakis (1803-1808). The stone tower of Antonbey Grigorakis impresses the visitor. On the west, there are the stone towers of Altzerinakos and Xyntarakos as well as the tower complex of Tsikourios high on the hill. The construction has 2 floors and it is surrounded by a complex of houses, stables, warehouses, bakeries, a well and a wall with a gate.
Before the complex, there is Ypapantis temple. On the walls, there are stones taken from ancient temples. It’s worth mentioning also Agios Nicolaos temple (19th century).
Vathy attracts a large part of tourists that come to the area to enjoy the beautiful sea and the tourist infrastructure. At the northern part, there are traces of Hellenistic and Roman period.
Kamares is a tourist resort. The beach has thin pebbles and it is preferred for quiet and happy holidays. Boats and fishing boats are ready to set off for the big haul and then sell their goods to the tavernas.
Shore and sea, a whole world! At wintertime when the northern breeze cools the face, the landscape is so quiet and serene despite the burden of the past and the traces of the present.