From the “Mount Parnon and Moustos Wetland Management Agency, 2015. Guide for the protected area of Mount Parnon and Moustos Wetland. Nature, Culture, Ecotourism. Astros of Arcadia “.
At a distance of 5 km south of Astros and shortly after the lagoon of Moustos, next to the provincial road Astros – Leonidi are Koutroufa. It is a relatively modern settlement created by the inhabitants of the mountainous Koutroufon. In the center of the village dominates the beautiful, paved and stepped square, above which stands the imposing olive tree of Koutroufon that impresses every visitor. The inhabitants of the village are mainly engaged in the intensive cultivation of edible olives and the production of olive oil. The mountain settlement of Koutroufon is located on the northern slopes of Mount Parnon, 42 km from Astros and at an altitude of 1,120 m (southeast of Vervena), in a green and rich natural environment. The churches of Panagia and Agios Georgios, the old primary school and the stone-built fountains are the jewels of the village. The inhabitants here continue their agricultural activities with the cultivation mainly of chestnut and walnut. Of the cultural activities of the village, special mention should be made of the Olive Festival ().
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Koutroufa is a mountain village in Arcadia. They are built on the northern slopes of Mount Parnon at an altitude of 1,120 meters and is one of the most mountainous villages in the prefecture of Arcadia. Administratively, they belong to the municipality of North Kynouria and according to the 2011 census, their population is 153 inhabitants, who during the winter months leave the settlement and settle in Kato Koutroufa, Astros and the surrounding settlements of the area.
Community consisting of Ano Koutroufa (mountain village 7Km.> From Ano Doliana. We separate the church of Panagia and the old Primary School) and Koutroufa (on the road Astros – Agios Andreas. 5 km from Astros) We distinguish the square with the centuries-old olive tree). Centuries-old Olive Koutroufa Centuries-old olive tree, older than 2,000 years and with a trunk circumference of 11 meters. In 2010 it was uprooted for the purpose of selling it, but finally with the intervention of the Municipality of North Kynouria it was transplanted in a specially designed space above the village square