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Erineos municipal unit
Erineos municipal unit
Erineos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°18′N 22°0′E / 38.300°N 22.000°E / 38.300; 22.000Coordinates: 38°18′N 22°0′E / 38.300°N 22.000°E / 38.300; 22.000
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Achaea
Municipality Aigialeia
 • Municipal unit 99.67 km2 (38.48 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,768
 • Municipal unit density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 250 09
Area code(s) 26910
Vehicle registration ΑΧ

Erineos (Greek: Ερινεός) is a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Aigialeia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its seat of administration was in the village of Kamares. Erineos stretches between the northeastern slopes of the Panachaiko mountain and the Gulf of Corinth. The river Foinikas (Phoenix) (or Salmenikos) flows through the municipality. The Greek National Road 8A (Patras - Aigio - Corinth) and the railway from Patras to Corinth run through the municipal unit. It is located about 10 km west of Aigio.


The municipal unit Erineos is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 3,683
2001 3,768


The ancient city of Rhypes was one of the cities of the Achaean League. It was razed by Emperor Augustus.[3] In Kamares artefacts dating back to the Roman times have been found. The Salmeniko Castle was an important stronghold of the Byzantines against the Ottomans. The municipality Erineos was founded in 1994 and included the former communes of Kamares, Neos Erineos and Ziria. In 1998 under the Capodistrian Constitution Arravonitsa, Damakini and Salmeniko were added.


  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7. 6. 1 and 7. 18. 7.

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