Amenities: Taverns, agro-tourism accommodation, groceries
Perched on the east foot of Kefala Hill, with a panoramic view over the vineyards and olive groves of the plain. Residents are mainly farmers who have preserved the secrets of making good wine and raki over the years. Excellent table grapes are produced here.
The name of the village comes from the word ‘logara’, which means ‘clear liquid that has settled’; ‘logara’ was also a term used for a slope affording a good, clear view. The name is a combination of the words ‘kato’ (lower) and ‘lagara’.
Although in Greek it is rare for an ‘o’ to be turned into an ‘a’, this happens in spoken language, and so Kato Logari turned into Katalagari. It might also be related to the word ‘logari’ meaning ‘treasure’. In the past it must have been named Kato Logari (although it was built higher than its present-day position) and later on, when these two words were combined the name Katalagari emerged. Another legend has it that the name of the village comes from the verb ‘katalagiazo’, which means to settle, to precipitate, because they carried the grape must from the stomping vats to Katalagari to let it settle and turn into wine.
During the Nazi occupation the place was a base for Nazi forces; despite this fact, a lively nucleus of National Resistance was organised here.
There is a pretty little theatre in the village that hosts several cultural events