Achaia regional unit
Περιφερειακή Ενότητα Αχαΐας
|Region :||West Greece|
|Area :||3,209 km²|
|Residents :||309,694 (2011)|
|Population density :||96.5 inhabitants / km²|
|NUTS 3 code no. :||EL632|
Achaia ( modern Greek Αχαΐα , also Achäa ) is a landscape in the north-western Peloponnese and one of the three regional districts of the Greek region of western Greece . Achaia was established as a prefecture from the division of the prefecture Achaia and Elis, which had existed since 1833 , but lost this status with the administrative reform in 2010 . As a regional council, Achaia has no political significance apart from the allocation of seats in the regional council. The center of the area is the city of Patras with 171,484 inhabitants.
The Achaeans or Achaeans were one of the main tribes of ancient Greece . They also colonized the phthiotis . Homer uses the term Achaeans - next to Danaer and Argiver - for the Greeks fighting against Troy per se.
Until 1943, Megaspiläon (Greek Μεγα Σπήλαιον, large cave ') was the largest and richest monastery in Greece.
In the port of Patras
The Achaia Clauss winery
Memorial for the massacre of the German Wehrmacht in Kalavryta in 1943
Mycenaean fortification Teichos Dymaion
- Results of the 2011 census at the National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΛ.ΣΤΑΤ) ( Memento from June 27, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) (Excel document, 2.6 MB)