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Encyclopedia > Chalandritsa
Farron - Statistics
Prefecture: Achaea
Province: Province of Patras

38.15/38°6'19' N lat.
21.781/21°46'55' E long

236.75 km˛

Rank xxth
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Densityš
 - Rank



around 50 m
341 m(centre)
around 1,000 m
Postal code: 250 08
Area/distance code: 11-30-26940 (030-26940)-2
Municipal code: 0722
Car designation: AX
3-letter abbreviation: FAR

Chalandritsa or Halandritsa (Greek: Χαλανδρίτσα) is a village of the municipality and the seat of Fares in the central part of the prefecture of Achaia. It is on a road connecting Patras and Kalavryta. It is located about 17 km SSW of Patras, about 40 km south of the Rio-Antirio bridge/, about 70 km SW of Aigio, 55 km W of Kalavryta, about 140 km NW of Tripoli and about 10 km from GR_9/Patras By_Pass.


Nearest places


  • Chalandritsa
  • Chrysopigi
  • Fares
  • Elliniko
  • Isoma
  • Kalanos
  • Kalousi
  • Katarrakti
  • Kompigadi
  • Kritharakia
  • Lakkomata
  • Mirali
  • Platanovrissi
  • Starochori
  • Vasiliki

Historical population

Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 1,090 - - -
1991 974 -116/-10.64% 6,483 -
2001 - - 6,262 -221/-3.41%

The village has a small school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a health centre, a church, a small post office, a train station and a square (plateia) which includes some trees and a fountain. It also has a museum of folklore and local history located in a restored water mill. It also has a ruined castle which is now a monument.

Until the pavement of the road and the one linking Patras and Kalavryta in the mid-20th century, the village didn't had paved roads or electricity. Until somewhere the 1990s, much of the houses were stone-built.

The area in the mountains had some off-road rally racings.

The Speedway of Patras is situated southwest of the area.

The area near Agios Georgios has a Mycenaean settlement.

The area during the Frankish times was a barony.

Farmlands are to its west. The central part is made up of farmlands which includes mixed farming and pastures in a plain named Farron-Chalandritsa while the eastern and the western part are made up of forests, mountains and valleys.

External links

  • Mycenaean Settlement near Agios Georgios (http://www.culture.gr/2/21/211/21106a/e211fa03.html), also in Greek (http://www.culture.gr/2/21/211/21106a/g211fa03.html)

North: Messatis
West: Vrachneika, Paralia, Oleni
Chalandritsa East: Kalavryta?
South: Tritea

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

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