Kallithea, Achaea

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Kallithea is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°9.8′N 21°43.8′E / 38.1633°N 21.7300°E / 38.1633; 21.7300Coordinates: 38°9.8′N 21°43.8′E / 38.1633°N 21.7300°E / 38.1633; 21.7300
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Achaea
Municipality Patras
Municipal unit Messatida
Districts 2
Elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Rural 606
 • Population 696
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 265 00
Vehicle registration AX

Kallithea (Greek: Καλλιθέα, before 1981: Καλλιθεόκαμπος - Kallitheokampos[2]) is a community in the suburbs of Patras in Achaea, Greece. It is located 9 km south of downtown Patras, on the Greek National Road 33 to Tripoli. The community consists of the villages Kallithea and Ano Kallithea, and is part of the municipal unit Messatida within the municipality of Patras. Site of ancient warrior burial graves. Many artifacts dating from 1100 to 1550 BC were discovered, including well preserved greaves are currently located in the archological museum in Patras. The remarkable pair of bronze greaves are from the warrior grave A in Kallithea dated about 1500-1450 BC found together the metal strips of a tiara like helmet. These greaves are fully decorated with lines and circles of small bosses. metal wire are placed on the edges for thongs fastening. Their dimension are 255 mm long and 126 mm large. Kallithea's economy has always been based in agriculture and as a suburb of Patras. As Patras has grown, and transportation has improved, agriculture has become less important and much of the land is currently not farmed. Many people from Patras have bought land and have built large homes on the slope of the mountain between the upper Ano Kallithea and the lower (Kato) Kallithea. The nearest villages are Ovrya to the north and Thea to the west. To the east lies the mountain Omplos.


Year Population
1981 462
1991 509
2001 601

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