Charadros

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Charadros (Χάραδρος)
Country Greece
Basin
Main source Panachaiko
River mouth Gulf of Patras in Patras
38°17′25″N 21°45′48″E / 38.29028°N 21.76333°E / 38.29028; 21.76333Coordinates: 38°17′25″N 21°45′48″E / 38.29028°N 21.76333°E / 38.29028; 21.76333
Physical characteristics
Length approx. 25 km (16 mi)

The Charadros (Greek: Χάραδρος) is a river in the northern part of Achaea, Greece. Its course lies entirely within the municipality of Patras.

Geography[edit]

The source of the river Charadros is in the Panachaiko mountains, northwest of its highest point. It flows in a northwestern direction through a narrow, forested valley. In its lower course, it passes the villages Skioessa and Kato Kastritsi. It flows into the Gulf of Patras in the northern Patras neighbourhood Kastellokampos.

History[edit]

In Antiquity, the herdsmen believed that female animals that drank water from the river bore mostly male offspring; for this reason, they only watered their cows here.[1] Alternative, historical names are Belbitsianiko and Bozaitiko.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7.22.11
  2. ^ Reger, G., J. McK. Camp II, R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 570172 (Charadros fl.)". Pleiades. Retrieved March 2, 2015.