Aetorrachi, Elis

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Aetorrachi is located in Greece
Coordinates 37°56′N 21°28′E / 37.933°N 21.467°E / 37.933; 21.467Coordinates: 37°56′N 21°28′E / 37.933°N 21.467°E / 37.933; 21.467
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Elis
Municipality: Andravida-Kyllini
Municipal unit: Vouprasia
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
 - Population: 288
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Aetorrachi (Greek: Αετορράχη, before 1957: Βάλακα - Valaka[2]) is a settlement and a community in the municipal unit of Vouprasia, Elis Greece. It is located in the hills of northern Elis, 3 km east of Borsi, 14 km southeast of Varda and 30 km north of Pyrgos. It is close to the northern shore of the Pineios reservoir, and south of the Movri hills. Its population in 2001 was 122 for the village, and 288 for the community, which includes the village Dafni.


The village was founded during the Ottoman Era and was known as Valaka (Greek: Βάλακα), named after the Turkish chief Valak Agaş. After the Greek War of Independence of 1821, the Ottoman rule came to an end, and the Turks fled the area.

Aetorrachi became a community, together with the neighboring village of Kompothekra (which was renamed to Dafni in 1955).[3] Aetorrachi was renamed in 1957 to Aetorrachi.[2] In 1997, under the Kapodistrias Law, the area became a municipal district of the municipality of Vouprasia.


Year Village population Community population
1991 - 359
2001 122 288

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