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Encyclopedia > Akrata
Prefecture: Achaia
Province: Aigaleia
Location: 38° 9′ 31″ N, 22° 18′ 52″ E
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank



Gulf of Corinth
140 m(centre)
around 1,780 m Chelmos/Aroania
Number of communities: 7
Postal code: 250 06
Area/distance code: 11-30-26950 (030-26950)-2 and 3
Municipal code: 0703
Car designation: AX
3-letter abbreviation: AKR Akrata

Akrata, (Greek: Ακράτα) is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaia in the Peloponnese, Greece. The location is in a valley with two mountaintops. The river named Krathi flows near the centre of Akrata. The river empties east of Cape Akrata. The urban area are on both mountains. Akrata Beach where the hotels are located is about 4 km NE and Cape Akrata is also to the northeast. The nearby interchange for Gr-8A/E65 is in Aigeira 4 km SW and the old highway is to the northeast with two entrances. It is linked by a road linking Kranidi and Galatas along with Poros. It is located 82 km SE of Patras, SE of Aigio, WNW of Corinth, N of Tripoli and NE of Kalavryta. Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External... This article is about the modern Greek district Achaea. ... Here are a lists of the provinces (Greek: επαρχεία, eparcheia fr. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Aroania, also and commonly Chelmos, Helmos and Khelmos (Greek Αροάνεια, also Aroaneia, also Χελμός), is a mountain range that spans about 15 to 20 from north to south (north-east of Lykouria and about 10 km SW of Diakopto) and about 5 to 10 km from west to directly east of Kalavryta... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of dialing codes in Greece. ... Here are area codes beginning with 269, is an area code for much of the metropolitan area of Patras. ... The National Statistical Service of Greece (NSSG) is a General Secretariat of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance with more than 1100 employees. ... The Greek car license plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (f. ... This article is about the modern Greek district Achaea. ... Peloponnesos (Greek: Πελοπόννησος, Pelops Island, sometime Latinized as Peloponnesus or Anglicized as The Peloponnese) is a large peninsula in Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Isthmus of Corinth. ... Greece Interstate 8A, sometimes Greece Interstate 8 is a toll freeway running from Kifissou some from Skaramangas, outside athend to northeast of Patras, that once had two-lanes running for 70% of the freeway 45 km, now its 45%, 105 km, Patras-Rhion, Longos-Selimantika interchange, Aegion, Platanos to Akrata... E66 BMW 745iL The BMW E65/E66 automobile platform is the basis for the 2002 through present 7-series of automobiles. ... Greece Interstate 8 is an old highway linking the cities of Patras, Corinth and Athens. ... This Poros is an island pair. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Aigion or Aigio (Greek: Modern: Αίγιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on, Latin: Aegium) also, Egio or Egionis a town in northeast Achaea that has a population of around 12,000, with a square, a bus terminal and a fountain in downtown. ... Temple of Apollo at Corinth Your mom goes to college. ... Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Ancient/Katharevousa: -s), older form and Latin: Tripolis, rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia and the province of Mantineia which is the most populated province in Arcadia. ... Kalalvryta or Kalavrita (Greek: Καλάβρυτα) is a town, a province and a municipality in the eastcentral part of the prefecture of Achaia. ...



  • Sylivena
  • Ampelos
  • Kalamia
  • Krathio
  • Nonakrida
    • Agia Varvara
    • Messorougi
    • Peristera
    • Zarouchla
  • Paralia Platanou
  • Valimi
  • Voutsimos

Sylivaina is a village in the Greek province of Akrata. ... Peristera (Greek for pigeons) is a small village, now part of the municipality of Akrata. ...

Nearest places

  • Krathio, E

Historical population

Year Population Change Municipal population Change Density
1991 1,508 - 5,492 - 47.45/km²
2001 - - 6,871 1,379/25.11% 59.36/km²

1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Much of the area are grassy and forests are founded to the north. Farmlands dominate the northeast near the Krathio area where the buildings are to the northeast near the boundary with Aigeira. The municipality is also famous for its beaches lying near the Gulf of Corinth. The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf is a deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece. ...

The mountains lie to the south and are mainly grassy and bushy. The forests are within the Gulf of Corinth to the north.


In the mid-20th century, roads became paved in the area and the villages first received electricity in the area. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...

On April 3, 2004, the municipality accepted the biological cleaning of the environment in the area. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths in April • 18 Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara • 19 Norris McWhirter • 22 Pat Tillman • 24 Estée Lauder Other recent deaths Ongoing events EU Enlargement Exploration of Mars: Rovers Haiti Rebellion Reconstruction of Iraq – Occupation & Resistance Israeli...


Akrata has three schools, a lyceum, a gymnasium, churches, banks, a police station, a post office, a health centre and a square (plateia). Plateia (πλατεία) is the Greek word for town square. ...

External links

  • Photos of Akrata (in Spanish)
  • In Greek:
    • Central Enviromental Area of Akrata
    • Akrata 1st Public School
    • Data about the municipality and a map of Akrata
    • The City of Akrata

See also

  • Akratas, a surname

Northwest: Diakopto North: Gulf of Corinth
West: Diakopto
Akrata East: Aigeira and or the Argosaronic Gulf
Southwest: Lefkasio South: Ermioni Harbour
Municipalities of Achaea
Aigio | Aigira/Aegira | Akrata | Aroania | Diakopto | Dymi | Erinaios | Fares | Kalavryta | Larissos | Lefkasio | Messatida | Movri | Olenia | Paos | Paralia | Patras | Rio | Sympoliteia | Tritea | Vrachneika
Independent communes of Achaea
Kalentzi | Leontio
Provinces of Achaea
Aigialia | Kalavryta | Patras

  Results from FactBites:
Akrata (0 words)
Akrata, (Greek: Ακράτας) is a small town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaia in the Peloponnese, Greece.
Akrata Beach where the hotels are located is about 4 km NE and Cape Akrata is also to the northeast.
Akrata has three schools, a lyceum, a gymnasium, churches, banks, a police station, a post office, a health centre and a square (plateia).
AKRATA - location in (GTP) Greek Travel Pages (459 words)
The beautiful town of Akrata, built on the coastline and offering azure blue seawater views, wonderful beaches, and modern tourist services, will deeply affect those who desire to combine relaxation and adventure during their holidays.
Akrata, as well as the picturesque beaches of the surrounding villages of Trapeza, Platanos, and Egira attract a large number of vacationers during the summer months.
The mountainous areas southern of Akrata are of particular tourist interest, as they offer o delightful view over the Limni tou Tsivlou and the other scenic and historically important Kloukinokhoria (villages), such as Agridi, Messorouggi, Peristera, Solos, Zarouchla etc. These villages scattered in dense fir forests, keep the folk tradition vivid and alive.
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