Krathis

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Krathis (Κράθις)
Krathis river and the Skilogremi Peak on the Background.jpg
Country Greece
Region Achaea
Basin features
Main source Chelmos
River mouth Gulf of Corinth
38°10′22″N 22°20′23″E / 38.1728°N 22.3396°E / 38.1728; 22.3396Coordinates: 38°10′22″N 22°20′23″E / 38.1728°N 22.3396°E / 38.1728; 22.3396
Physical characteristics
Length approx. 40 km (25 mi)

Krathis (Greek: Κράθις) is a river in the eastern part of Achaea, southern Greece. The river flows through the municipal unit of Akrata.

Geography[edit]

The river's course is from the south to the north. It begins in the northern part of the Chelmos mountains and flows through a deep valley. It passes the village Tsivlos and the town Akrata. The river empties into the Gulf of Corinth near Akrata.

History[edit]

In ancient times the river's course was close to Achaean Aegae and had two tributaries according to Strabo. The river received its name because it was a mixture. Pausanias and Herodotus also mention it, stating that the river Crathis in Bruttium was named after it.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strabo, Geographica 8.7.4; Pausanias, Description of Greece 7.25.11, 8.15.9; Herodotus, Histories 1.145.