Achladokampos is built near the ancient Argolic city of Ysies and is a mountain village, which belongs to the Municipality of Argos – Mycenae in the Prefecture of Argolida. It is located in the northwestern part of the prefecture and specifically on the southern slopes of Mount Artemisio and is built at an average altitude of 479 meters.
It is built amphitheatrically and visitors admire the manicured houses with roofs with tiles.
In the village you will find cafes with a strong aroma from the past, since they are also groceries, taverns, patisserie and bread station.
In the area is the ancient Polichni Ysiai and Kedebtai, as well as the fortress mouchli.
For the name of the village there are various traditions, which are nothing but amateur efforts of many, especially foreigners, to better etymology of the name of the village, given after the prevailing name Achladokampos.
Some claim that the village was named Achladokampos by the shape of the pear-like plain, or from the many pears that existed in the plain, as evidenced by the many gortsies to this day, or even from a large pear tree, which existed in the middle of it Kampos. Others say that once a Turkish pasha, as he ignored the plain from above, admired him and said: “Oh! Oil-belling that is this place”. Finally others argue that when the olives were burned by the Turks, the women of the village shouted: “Oh! Oil-burning oil.”
None of these funny versions, however, is correct, because the name Achladokampos comes from two words: from the word abranch and the word plain, which we find in Venetian topographic maps of the times of the second Venetian period, as Achlado Campos (1715 cc), and even in two travel diaries, the Frenchman Benjamin Bruyne and the Romanian Constantine Commander, of the year 1715.
In the French translation of the Romanian text the words are attributed by the phrase Clairiere Kampos, which means open plain, undeling area, place without branch, and thus verifies the view of Thucydides, that the deadly battle of argites and Spartans, in the Valley of Ysia, i.e. the current plain, in the year 669 or 668 BC, was carried out “on a disabled field”, i.e. in a tree-like area.
Thus, it seems, the plain of abranch was first named plain, because there were no trees or other signs, to identify the place, in order to help the migrant Venetian army and generally the hikers, through the many crossings of Achladokampos and then the name akladoplain was transformed into “Achladokampos”, thus naming the village, while the inhabitants were named Achladokamites.
@ 2018 Δημοτικός Ξενώνας Αχλαδοκάμπου-Παράρτημα της Αργώ Α.Ε.