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Encyclopedia > Aroania
Chelmos or Aroania
Elevation: 2,341 m
Latitude: 37.983/37°59" N
Longitude: 22.183/22°11'" E
Location: eastern and south-eastern Achaia, Greece
Length: approx. 15 to 20 km, north to south
approx. from 5 to 10 km from east to west
Easiest route: climb

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 to the Achaia-Corinthia prefectural border. The mountain range is in the prefecture of Achaia. In ancient times, much of the mountain was part of Arcadia. In the middle ages and until the 20th century, the mountain was known as Chelmos. The mountain is home to the Kalvryta Ski Center which is in the northern part. The mountaintop is the third tallest in the peninsula. The caves of the Cave Lakes are to the west and Mega Spilaio is to the north-west. The western portion of the mountain range are encircled with the roads linking Panagitsa and Kalavryta and up to Diakopto and the interchange, south of GR-8A, the boundary in the east and Lykoureio to the south. The Kyllini mountain is directly to its east. The panorama includes the Kyllini mountain to the east, northern Arcadia to the south, the mountains to the west and the mountains to the north-west. The Gulf of Corinth is to the north. The Vouraikos river (ancient: Buraicus) flows to the north-west. The mountain also has communications tower which broadcasts television and radio stations to Kalavryta. It is about 10 km E of Kalavryta via road, S of Diakopto, SW of Akrata and NE of Lykoureia. The name of the mountain dates back to ancient times. The central part of the mountain does not have much roads. The mountaintop which is also Ostrakia elevating at 1,860 m is in the north-west central part. Chelmos is also the tallest mountain in modern Achaia. The entire area is also a parkland. The name of the mountaintop is psili and is shaped like a pyramid with a head while it has a shoulder in the lower part. Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... Latitude, denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing curved lines of longitude Longitude, sometimes denoted λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... This article is about the modern Greek district Achaea. ... personal space, proxemics. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... Kalalvryta or Kalavrita (Greek: Καλάβρυτα) is a town, a province and a municipality in the eastcentral part of the prefecture of Achaia. ... This article is about the modern Greek district Achaea. ... Temple of Apollo at Corinth Corinth, or Korinth (Κόρινθος) is a Greek city, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the original isthmus, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ... This article is about the modern Greek district Achaea. ... Arcadia or Arkadía ( Greek Αρκαδία) is a region of Greece in the Peloponnesus. ... (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... 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... Mount Kyllíni or Mount Cyllene (Greek: Κυλλήνη, sometimes in modern times Mount Ziria Ζήρια), is a mountain on the Peloponnesus peninsula in Greece. ... The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf is a deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece. ... Kalalvryta or Kalavrita (Greek: Καλάβρυτα) is a town, a province and a municipality in the eastcentral part of the prefecture of Achaia. ... Akrata, ( Greek: Ακράτας) is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaia in the Peloponnese, Greece. ...

The mountain ranges includes insects like the Chelmos blue (Agrodiaetus iphigenia) which is founded between 1,100 m and 1,800 m



  • Mikros Chelmos

Nearest places

  • Lykoureia, SW
  • Planitero, SSW
  • Kalavryta, W
  • Kato Louses, west northwest
  • Sinevro, NE

The geography of the Chelmos are forested between 800 m and 1,800 m with a type of pine trees in the western and the eastern part along with the southern part. North of the mountain range also has forests and many hilltops and mountaintops along with valleys and streams. Areas over about 1,500 m are barren land in the central part and grasslands and rocks dominate the eastern part and some parts. Most of the mountain are forested and grassy. Species About 115. ...

The municipal boundary between Akrata and Kalavryta, Diakopto-Akrata to the northwest and Lefkasio to the southwest.


The municipality of Aroania and the village lies southwest of the mountain range. The seat of the municipality is Psofida. The Greek spelling is different and does not have an e between the n and the i.

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