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Achaea () or Achaia (), sometimes transliterated from
Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece, a country in Southern Europe: * Greeks, an ethnic group. * Greek language, a branch of the Indo-European language family. **Proto-Greek language, the assumed last common ancesto ...
as Akhaia (, ''Akhaïa'' ), is one of the
regional units of Greece The 74 regional units of Greece ( el, περιφερειακές ενότητες, ; sing. , ) are the country's Seventy-four second-level administrative units. They are divisions of the country's 13 regions, and are further divided into munic ...
. It is part of the region of
Western Greece Western Greece Region ( el, Περιφέρεια Δυτικής Ελλάδας, translit=Periféria Dhitikís Elládhas, ) is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. It comprises the western part of continental Greece and the north ...
and is situated in the northwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. The capital is
Patras Patras ( el, Πάτρα, Pátra ; Katharevousa and grc, Πάτραι; la, Patrae) is Greece's List of cities in Greece, third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, west of Athens. The city is b ...
which is the third largest city in Greece.


Geography

Achaea is bordered by
Elis Elis or Ilia ( el, Ηλεία, ''Ileia'') is a historic region in the western part of the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece. It is administered as a regional unit of the modern region of Western Greece. Its capital is Pyrgos. Until 2011 it was ...
to the west and southwest, Arcadia to the south, and
Corinthia Corinthia ( el, Κορινθία ''Korinthía'') is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Peloponnese. It is situated around the city of Corinth, in the north-eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. Geography C ...
to the east and southeast. The
Gulf of Corinth The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf ( el, Κορινθιακός Kόλπος, ''Korinthiakόs Kόlpos'', ) is a deep inlet An inlet is a (usually long and narrow) indentation of a shoreline, such as a small arm, bay, sound, fjord, ...
lies to its northeast, and the Gulf of Patras to its northwest. The mountain Panachaiko (1926 m), though not the highest of Achaea, dominates the coastal area near
Patras Patras ( el, Πάτρα, Pátra ; Katharevousa and grc, Πάτραι; la, Patrae) is Greece's List of cities in Greece, third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, west of Athens. The city is b ...
. Higher mountains are found in the south, such as
Aroania Aroania ( el, Αροάνια) is a village and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kalavryta, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area ...
(2341 m) and Erymanthos (2224 m). Other mountain ranges in Achaea are Skollis,
Omplos Omplos ( el, Ομπλός) is a mountain in Achaea, Greece. It rises steeply from the coastal plains around Patras to 926 m elevation. It is separated from the higher mountain Panachaikos by the valley of the river Glafkos. The summit is 2  ...
, Kombovouni and Movri. Its main rivers ordered from west to east are the
Larissos Larissos ( el, Λαρίσσος) is a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality West Achaea, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 225. ...
, Tytheus, Peiros, Charadros, Selinountas and Vouraikos. Most of the forests are in the mountain ranges, though several are in the plains including the extreme west. There are grasslands around the mid-elevation areas and barren lands in the highest areas.


Climate

Achaea has hot summers and mild winters. Sunny days dominate during the summer months in areas near the coast, while the summer can be cloudy and rainy in the mountains. Snow is very common during the winter in the mountains of Erymanthos, Panachaiko and Aroania. Winter high temperatures are around the 10 °C mark throughout the low-lying areas.


Administration

The regional unit Achaea is subdivided into 5 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox): * Aigialeia (2) * Erymanthos (4) * Kalavryta (5) *
Patras Patras ( el, Πάτρα, Pátra ; Katharevousa and grc, Πάτραι; la, Patrae) is Greece's List of cities in Greece, third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, west of Athens. The city is b ...
(''Patra'', 1) *
West Achaea West Achaea ( el, Δυτική Αχαΐα – ''Dytiki Achaia'') is a municipal subdivision within greater Achaea – an ancient region of West Greece which forms part of the modern territory of larger Greece. The seat of the municipality is the t ...
(''Dytiki Achaia'', 3)


Prefecture

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Achaea was created out of the former
prefecture A prefecture (from the Latin ''Praefectura'') is an administrative jurisdiction traditionally governed by an appointed prefect. This can be a regional or local government subdivision in various countries, or a subdivision in certain internationa ...
Achaea ( el, Νομός Αχαΐας). The prefecture had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.


Provinces

*Province of Aigialeia - Aigio *Province of Kalavryta - Kalavryta *Province of
Patras Patras ( el, Πάτρα, Pátra ; Katharevousa and grc, Πάτραι; la, Patrae) is Greece's List of cities in Greece, third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, west of Athens. The city is b ...
- Patras ''Note:'' Provinces no longer hold any legal status in
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.


History


Classical Antiquity

The Achaean League was a Hellenistic-era confederation of city states in Achaea, founded in 280/281 BC. It later grew until it included most of Peloponnese, much reducing the
Macedonian Macedonian most often refers to someone or something from or related to Macedonia. Macedonian(s) may specifically refer to: People Modern * Macedonians (ethnic group), a nation and a South Slavic ethnic group primarily associated with North Ma ...
rule in the area. After Macedon's defeat by the Romans in the early 2nd century BC, the League was able to finally defeat a heavily weakened Sparta and take control of the entire Peloponnese. However, as the Roman influence in the area grew, the league erupted into an open revolt against Roman domination, in what is known as Achaean War. The Achaeans were defeated at the Battle of Corinth (146 BC), and the League was dissolved by the Romans. In AD 51/52,
Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus or Gallio ( el, Γαλλιων, ''Galliōn''; c. 5 BC – c. AD 65) was a Roman senator and brother of the famous writer Seneca. He is best known for dismissing an accusation brought against Paul the Apostle in Cori ...
was proconsul of Achaea, and is portrayed (under the name "Gallio") in the book of the
Acts of the Apostles The Acts of the Apostles ( grc-koi, Πράξεις Ἀποστόλων, ''Práxeis Apostólōn''; la, Actūs Apostolōrum) is the fifth book of the New Testament; it tells of the founding of the Christian Church and the spread of its messag ...
, in the Bible, as presiding over the trial of the Apostle Paul in
Corinth Corinth ( ; el, Κόρινθος, Kórinthos, ) is the successor to an ancient city, and is a former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, which is located in south-central Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it has been part ...
().


Medieval and modern history

Achaea remained a province of the
Byzantine Empire The Byzantine Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantium, was the continuation of the Roman Empire primarily in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constanti ...
after the fall of the western Roman Empire. In the 6th and 7th centuries,
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invaded the Peloponnese, and settled in parts of Achaea as well. By the 9th century, the whole peninsula was under Byzantine control again. However, after the
Fourth Crusade The Fourth Crusade (1202–1204) was a Latin Christian armed expedition called by Pope Innocent III. The stated intent of the expedition was to recapture the Muslim-controlled city of Jerusalem, by first defeating the powerful Egyptian Ayyubid ...
several new
crusader states The Crusader States, also known as Outremer, were four Catholic realms in the Middle East that lasted from 1098 to 1291. These feudal polities were created by the Latin Catholic leaders of the First Crusade through conquest and political ...
were founded in Greece. One of these was the
Principality of Achaea The Principality of Achaea () or Principality of Morea was one of the three vassal states of the Latin Empire, which replaced the Byzantine Empire after the capture of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade. It became a vassal of the Kingd ...
, founded in 1205, which like the Roman province covered a much larger area than traditional Achaea. Achaea was recaptured by the Byzantine Empire by 1430, and became part of the Despotate of the Morea. The Despotate of the Morea fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1460. As a part of the
Morean War The Morean War ( it, Guerra di Morea), also known as the Sixth Ottoman–Venetian War, was fought between 1684–1699 as part of the wider conflict known as the "Great Turkish War", between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire. Militar ...
, the Republic of Venice captured Achaea in 1687 and held it until 1715, when the Ottomans recaptured the Peloponnese. Under Ottoman rule, Achaea was part of the Morea Eyalet. In the Greek War of Independence, Aigio was one of the first cities to be liberated by the Greeks and all of Achaea was liberated by the end of 1821. Achaea produced several heroes including Kanaris, Zaimis and Roufos and prime ministers of Greece including Andreas Michalakopoulos as well as some head of states. In the first administrative subdivision of independent Greece, Achaea was part of the Achaea and Elis Prefecture. This was divided into the prefectures of Achaea and
Elis Elis or Ilia ( el, Ηλεία, ''Ileia'') is a historic region in the western part of the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece. It is administered as a regional unit of the modern region of Western Greece. Its capital is Pyrgos. Until 2011 it was ...
in 1899. Achaea and Elis were reunited in 1909, and split again in 1930. Achaea saw an influx of refugees that arrived from
Asia Minor Anatolia, tr, Anadolu Yarımadası), and the Anatolian plateau, also known as Asia Minor, is a large peninsula in Western Asia and the westernmost protrusion of the Asian continent. It constitutes the major part of modern-day Turkey. The ...
during the Greco Turkish War of 1919-1922. Tens of thousands were relocated to their camps in the suburbs of Patras and a few villages mainly within the coastline. One of the camps was named Prosfygika.


Population

Achaea today has about one-third of the population of the Peloponnese.
Patras Patras ( el, Πάτρα, Pátra ; Katharevousa and grc, Πάτραι; la, Patrae) is Greece's List of cities in Greece, third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, west of Athens. The city is b ...
, the capital of Achaea, is the third largest city in Greece, behind
Athens Athens ( ; el, Αθήνα, Athína ; grc, Ἀθῆναι, Athênai (pl.) ) is both the capital and largest city of Greece. With a population close to four million, it is also the seventh largest city in the European Union. Athens dominates ...
and Thessaloniki. Two-thirds of the Achaean population live near Patras, and more than half within the city limits. The main industrial areas are around Patras.


Main towns and cities

The main cities and towns of Achaea are (ranked by 2011 census population): *
Patras Patras ( el, Πάτρα, Pátra ; Katharevousa and grc, Πάτραι; la, Patrae) is Greece's List of cities in Greece, third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, west of Athens. The city is b ...
269,034 * Aigio 40,664 *
Kato Achaia Kato Achaia ( el, Κάτω Αχαΐα) is a town and a community in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality West Achaea, of which it is the seat of administration. The community Kato Acha ...
11,880


Culture

The monastery
Agia Lavra Agia Lavra ("Holy Lavra") is a monastery near Kalavryta, Achaea, Greece. It was built in 961 AD, on Chelmos Mountain, at an altitude of 961 meters, and can be described as the symbolic birthplace of modern Greece. It stands as one of the oldest ...
is situated a few kilometres west of Kalavryta on the top of a hill. 12 to 20 km east, is Cave Lakes, with lakes inside. The length is around 300 to 500 m. The mountain hosts the most modern Greek telescope, named Aristarchus (after the ancient Greek astronomer - Aristarchus of Samos) and operated by the National Observatory of Athens. A narrow gauge railway track runs for 30 km, mainly as a tourist attraction. The track begins near Kalavryta and ends off Diakopto.


Economy

Patras is one of the main industrial and commerce centers in Greece. Temeni is a place where the spring water Avra (Άυρα) is manufactured. It is owned by Tria Epsilon, a division of
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and a parent. There is a small oil refinery near Rio. Athenian brewery has the largest production facility of the company in Patra.


Transport


Roads

Intercity bus transport is provided by KTEL Achaias. The main bus terminal is in the city of Patras. The main highways are: * Ionia Odos (A5, part of E55):
Rio Rio or Río is the Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Maltese word for " river". When spoken on its own, the word often means Rio de Janeiro, a major city in Brazil. Rio or Río may also refer to: Geography Brazil * Rio de Janeiro * Rio do Sul, ...
- Antirrio - Arta -
Ioannina Ioannina ( el, Ιωάννινα ' ), often called Yannena ( ' ) within Greece, is the capital and largest city of the Ioannina regional unit and of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. According to the 2011 census, the c ...
*
Greek National Road 8 Greek National Road 8 ( el, Εθνική Οδός 8, abbreviated as EO8, common name: old Athens-Patras national road) is a single carriageway with at-grade intersections in the Attica, Peloponnese and West Greece regions. It connects Athens with ...
, old road
Athens Athens ( ; el, Αθήνα, Athína ; grc, Ἀθῆναι, Athênai (pl.) ) is both the capital and largest city of Greece. With a population close to four million, it is also the seventh largest city in the European Union. Athens dominates ...
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Corinth Corinth ( ; el, Κόρινθος, Kórinthos, ) is the successor to an ancient city, and is a former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, which is located in south-central Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it has been part ...
- Rio -
Patras Patras ( el, Πάτρα, Pátra ; Katharevousa and grc, Πάτραι; la, Patrae) is Greece's List of cities in Greece, third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, west of Athens. The city is b ...
* Greek National Road 8A (part of E55 and E65): Athens - Corinth - Rio - Patras * Greek National Road 9 (part of E55): Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia - Pylos * Greek National Road 31: Aigio - Kalavryta *
Greek National Road 33 Greek National Road 33 ( el, Εθνική Οδός 33, abbreviated as EO33) is a single carriageway road in southern Greece. It connects Patras with the Greek National Road 74 ( Pyrgos - Tripoli) near Levidi, passing through the western and sout ...
: Patras -
Tritaia Tritaia ( el, Τριταία) is a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Erymanthos, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 244.798 ...
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Lampeia Lampeia (Greek: Λάμπεια, before 1928: Δίβρη - ''Divri'', between 1928 and 1929: Πρινόφυτον - ''Prinofyton'') is a mountain village, a community and a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local ...
- Vlacherna


Communications


Newspapers, fanzines and others


Current newspapers

*'' Achagiotika Nea'' - Kato Achaia *'' Allagi'' - Patras *'' Elliniki Dimokratia'' - Patras *'' Epi ta proso'' - Patras *'' Evdomada'' - Patras *'' Filodimos'' - Aigio *'' Frouros tis Anatolikis Aigialeias'' - Akrata and eastern Aigaleia *'' Ta Gegonota tis Achaias'' - Achaea *'' I Gnomi'' -
Patras Patras ( el, Πάτρα, Pátra ; Katharevousa and grc, Πάτραι; la, Patrae) is Greece's List of cities in Greece, third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, west of Athens. The city is b ...
*''
Imera ''I Imera'' (Greek: Η Ημέρα, English: The Day) was a newspaper that is based in Patras in the Achaea regional unit in Greece Greece,, or , romanized: ', officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is s ...
'' - Patras *'' Imerisios Kyrix'' - Patras *'' Kosmos tis Patras'' - Patras *'' Paraliaki'' - Patras *'' Patraiki Evdomada'' - Patras *'' Politis ton Patron'' - Patras - political *'' Proodos'' - Patras *'' Proti tis Aigaleias'' - Aigio and Aigaleia *''
Simerini ''I Simerini'' ( English: The Daily) is a centre-right Greek language independently owned newspaper published in Cyprus since 1976. It is one of the largest newspapers on the island with a daily circulation of around 9,000 copies. Other daily G ...
'' - Patras *'' Splats'' - a fanzine based in Patras *'' Sport Week'' - Patras - sports *'' Sportivo west'' - Patras - sports *'' Styx'' - Akrata *'' Symvoulos Epocheiriseon'' - Patras


Ceased and defunct newspapers

* Achaikos Kyrix - an older newspaper of Patras * Tachydromos tis Anatolis - Patras, one of the few newspapers that were only published in
French French (french: français(e), link=no) may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to France ** French language, which originated in France, and its various dialects and accents ** French people, a nation and ethnic group identified with Franc ...


Radio

* ERA Patras - Rio * Super B - Patras * Top FM - 93 FM * Ionion FM - 95.8 FM * Radio Gamma - 96 FM * MFM * Radio Aigio - 99.2 FM * You FM - 100.1 FM (launched in 2006/2007) * Mojo FM - 107.9 FM


Television

* Achaia Channel - Patrast * Patra TV - Patras * Super B - Patras * Tele Con - extinct * Tele Time - regional *
AXION An axion () is a hypothetical elementary particle postulated by the Peccei–Quinn theory in 1977 to resolve the strong CP problem in quantum chromodynamics (QCD). If axions exist and have low mass within a specific range, they are of interest ...
- Aigio


Companies

* Achaiki * Kronos Supermarkets - Patras


Sports

There are two skiing resorts, one on the Panachaicus west of the mountain top (elevation around 1700 m) east of Patras, it will be Nafpaktos's closest because of the new bridge (mid-2004) and the other on Aroania, sometimes still called Chelmos, near Kalavrita. It is Kalavrita's closest resort.


Sporting teams

Division rankings were as of the 2005-06 season for most teams, for
football (soccer) Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players who primarily use their feet to propel the ball around a rectangular field called a pitch. The objective of the game is t ...
, they are run by the Achaea Football Clubs Association: ;Teams with multiple sporting clubs * Panegialios F.C. - Aigio - second division * Achaios Saravali Patras -
Saravali Saravali ( el, Σαράβαλι) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Messatida, Achaea, Greece. The community is located at the southeastern edge of the agglomeration of Patras. The community consists of the villages Saravali, A ...
- fourth division * Anagennisi/Aias Sympoliteia - Rododafni * Apollon Patras, A1 Basketleague * Atromitos Patras - fourth division * Diakopto AC - Diakopto - fourth division * Fostiras Ovrias FC - Ovrya, fourth division *Iraklis Patras - Patras, fourth division * NO Patras - Patras, A2 League/Water polo * NE Patras - Patras, A2 League/Water polo * Olympiakos Aigio - Aigio, fourth division * Olympiakos Kamares - Kamares - fourth division * Olympiakos Patras - Patras - fourth division * Ormi Patras - Patras, A1 League/ Women's Handball * Panachaiki - Patras, third division * E.A. Patras - Patras, third division/Volleyball * Spartakos Ovrya - Ovrya - third division (as of 2007) * Thyella Patras F.C. - Patras, third division * A.P.S. Zavlani - fourth division ;Basketball only * Promitheas Patras B.C. * A.O. Skagiopouleio ;Defunct and historic teams * Lefkos Asteras - Patras * Thriamvos Patras - Patras, now part of NE Patras


Notable people

*
Actor An actor or actress is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is (), li ...
, mythological legend * Alexon, ancient figure * Timoleon Ambelas, a writer *
Anchialus In Greek mythology, the name Anchialus (Ancient Greek: Ἀγχίαλος means 'near the sea') may refer to the following characters: *Anchialus, a 'well-skilled' Greek warrior who participated in the Trojan War. He and Menesthes, while riding ...
, mythological legend * Dimitrios Andrikopoulos-Boukaouris, Mayor of Patras *
Antheia Antheia ( grc, Ἀνθεία) was one of the Charites, or Graces, of Greek mythology and was the goddess of swamps and flowery wreaths. She is the daughter of Zeus and Eurynome. She was depicted in Athenian vase painting as one of the attenda ...
, mythological legend * Argyra, mythological legend * Autonous, ancient figure * Bolina, ancient figure * Bryson of Achaea, ancient figure * Anastasios Charalambis General and Prime Minister for one day in 1922. * Vasileios Christopoulos, an artist * Danielis, ancient figure *
Kostas Davourlis Kostas Davourlis ( el, Κώστας Δαβουρλής, 4 January 1948 – 23 May 1992) born in Agyia, Patras, popularly nicknamed The Black Prince, was a former Greek footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. A gifted and talented play ...
Footballer of Panachaiki *
Theodoros Deligiannis Theodoros Deligiannis () was a Greek politician, minister and member of the Greek Parliament, who served as Prime Minister of Greece five times from 1885 to 1905. He led the Nationalist Party, which, alongside the New Party led by his primar ...
a Prime Minister of Greece * Ioannis Diakidis * Rena Dor, actress * Dymas, ancient figure * Eperatus, ancient figure *
Eurypylus In Greek mythology, Eurypylus (; grc, Εὐρύπυλος ''Eurypylos'') was the name of several different people: * Eurypylus, was a Thessalian king, son of Euaemon and Ops. He was a former suitor of Helen thus he led the Thessalians during Tr ...
* Spyros Fokas, an actor * Asimakis Fotilas, a revolutionary leader * Panagiotakis Fotilas, a revolutionary leader * Giorgos Giannias, a revolutionary leader * Dimitrios Gounaris a Prime Minister of Greece *
Helike Helike (; el, , pronounced , modern ) was an ancient Greek polis (city-state) that was submerged by a tsunami in the winter of 373 BC. It was located in the regional unit of Achaea, northern Peloponnesos, two kilometres (12 stadia) from th ...
, ancient queen * Ion, mythological legend * Antonios Kalamogdartis, a revolutionary leader * Athanasios Kanakaris-Roufos, a revolutionary leader * Panagiotis Karatzas, a revolutionary leader * Kostas Katsouranis Footballer - European Champion (Euro 2004) *
Konstantinos Konstantopoulos Konstantinos Konstantopoulos ( el, Κωνσταντίνος Κωνσταντόπουλος; 1832, Tripoli, Greece – 11 November 1910,Scrip, "Death of K. Konstantopoulos", 12 November 1910, accessed 27 July 2013 (Greek). Athens) was a conservative ...
a Mayor of Patras and Prime Minister of Greece * Andreas Kontogouris, a revolutionary leader *
Nikolaos Kontopoulos Nikolaos Kontopoulos (Greek: Νικόλαος Κοντόπουλος, 1889–1958) was a Greek writer. He was born in the village of Lousika in Achaea, Greece. He studied in Athens Athens ( ; el, Αθήνα, Athína ; grc, Ἀθῆναι ...
*
Christos Laskaris Christos Laskaris (Greek: Χρίστος Λάσκαρης, 1931 – December 11, 2008) was a Greek poet. Laskaris was born in the village of Chavari in Elis, but moved to Patras as a child. He studied at the Pedagogical Academy of Tripoli, but ...
* Afroditi Laoutari, an actress *
Dimitrios Maximos Dimitrios E. Maximos ( el, Δημήτριος Μάξιμος; 6 July 1873 – 17 October 1955) was a Greek banker and politician. He briefly served as Prime Minister of Greece after World War II. Maximos was born on 6 July 1873 in Patras. He ...
*
Vassilis Makris Vassilis Makris ( el, Βασίλης Μακρής, born 1958) is a Greek photographer. Life and work Makris was born in Patras, Greece. He started working as a professional photographer in 1985, initially focusing on stage photography. In 1987 ...
, an artist *
Memos Makris Memos Makris ( el, Μέμος Μακρής, hu, Makrisz Agamemnon) (born April 1, 1913, in Patras – died May 26, 1993, in Athens) was a prominent Greek sculptor. He spent his early childhood in Patras but his family moved to Athens in 1919. He ...
, an artist *
Dimitrios Maximos Dimitrios E. Maximos ( el, Δημήτριος Μάξιμος; 6 July 1873 – 17 October 1955) was a Greek banker and politician. He briefly served as Prime Minister of Greece after World War II. Maximos was born on 6 July 1873 in Patras. He ...
a Prime Minister of Greece * Andreas Michalakopoulos a Prime Minister of Greece * Andreas Mikroutsikos * Betty Moschona, an actress * Molurus, ancient figure * Thanos Mikroutsikos, composer, former Minister of Culture * Myscellus * Kostis Palamas national Greek poet *
George Papandreou (senior) Georgios Papandreou ( ''Geórgios Papandréou''; 13 February 1888 – 1 November 1968) was a Greek politician, the founder of the Papandreou political dynasty. He served three terms as prime minister of Greece (1944–1945, 1963, 1964–19 ...
a Prime Minister of Greece * Georgios Papadopoulos Leader of the military
junta Junta may refer to: Government and military * Junta (governing body) (from Spanish), the name of various historical and current governments and governing institutions, including civil ones ** Military junta, one form of junta, government led by ...
*
Georgios Papandreou (historian) Georgios Papandreou (Greek: Γεώργιος Παπανδρέου, 1859–1940) was a Greek historian, linguist and an author. Bibliography Georgios Papandreou (born circa 1859) was a Greek educator and prominent historian, born in Kalavryta. ...
, an unrelated historian and linguist * Anagnostis Petimezas, a revolutionary leader * Konstantinos Petimezas, a revolutionary leader * Konstantis Petimezas, a revolutionary leader * Nikolaos Petimezas (elder) * Angelos Roufos * Benizelos Roufos a Prime Minister of Greece * Ioannis Roufos * Selemnus, mythological legend * Panagiotis Skagiopoulos * Sokratis Skartsis, poet * Konstantinos Skourletis, mayor of Patras * Markos Sklivaniotis * Socrates of Achaea, ancient figure * Sostratus of Dyme, an ancient figure * Sostratus of Pellene, an ancient Greek Olympian * Konstantinos Stefanopoulos President of Greece * Epameinondas Thomopoulos, an artist * Dimitrios Tofalos Olympic Champion * Spyridon Vassiliadis, poet * Xenofon Verykios * Dimitrios Votsis, mayor of Patras * Spyros Vrettos, poet * Alexandros Zaimis a Prime Minister and President of Greece


See also

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Achaea (constituency) Achaea is a constituency of the Hellenic Parliament. It corresponds to Achaea Prefecture and elects eight members of parliament. The members of the prominent Papandreou politician family (Georgios Papandreou, Andreas Papandreou, George Papandreou ...


References

* {{Authority control Prefectures of Greece Regional units of Western Greece Peloponnese