Drepano, Achaea

Drepano, Achaea
Drepano is located in Greece
Coordinates 38°19′N 21°51′E / 38.317°N 21.85°E / 38.317; 21.85Coordinates: 38°19′N 21°51′E / 38.317°N 21.85°E / 38.317; 21.85
Country: Greece
Region: West Greece
Regional unit: Achaea
Municipality: Patras
Municipal unit: Rio
Population statistics (as of 2001)
 - Population: 557
 - Population: 13,270
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 40 - 450 m ­(131 - 1476 ft)
Postal: 265 00
Auto: AX

Drepano, (Greek: Δρέπανο) is a village in the municipality of Patras, Achaea, Greece. As of 2001, it had a population of 388 for the village and sits at 1,000 m above sea level. The Volinaios River flows to north and the Panachaiko mountains are to the south.


Nearest places


Year Population Change
1981 461 -
1991 601 +140 or +30.37%
2001 557 -45 or -7.49%

Location and transportation

Drepano is located 15 km east from Patras, 2 km from the old GR-8/E65 (Athens - Corinth - Patras), and the GR-5 (E55) with the GR-48 (E65) interchange, east from the centre of Rio, and about 25 km west of Aigio. Its nearest interchange is in Rio.

Geography and history

Drepano was ruled until by the Ottomans until the Greek War of Independence of 1821. It adopted its current name in the 20th century.

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, its buildings were rebuilt and emigration occurred at a higher rate until 1981 through to 1991, it became one of the few villages in mountainous Achaia to regain is population. Dessino became connected with asphalt in the 2000s. Electricity, radio and automobiles were introduced in the mid-20th century, television in the late-20th century and computer and internet at the turn of the millennium. In 1997, the ex-community (now a village and a municipal district) joined to become the newly formed municipality of Rio.

Today, it is a village with a few inhabitants, it is populated during the summer months. The population depends on olive and cattle productions.

See also

  • List of places in the Achaia prefecture


External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Drepano — (Greek: Δρέπανο) may refer to the following places in Greece: Drepano, Argolis a place in Argolis Drepano, Achaea, village in the municipality of Patras, Achaia Drepano, Kozani, a place in the Kozani peripheral unit This disambiguation page lists …   Wikipedia

  • Moira, Achaea — For other uses, see Mira (disambiguation). Moira Μοίρα Location …   Wikipedia

  • List of populated places in the Achaea prefecture — This is a list of settlements in the Achaea prefecture, Greece: Contents 1 A–B 2 C–D 3 E–F 4 G–I …   Wikipedia

  • Monodendri, Achaea — Monodendri Μονοδένδρι Location …   Wikipedia

  • List of settlements in the Achaea prefecture — This is a list of settlements in the Achaea prefecture, Greece:A ndash;B*Achaiko *Agia Marina *Agia Varvara *Agia Varvara *Agioi Theodoroi *Agios Andreas *Agios Konstantinos *Agios Georgios, Rio *Agios Georgios *Agios Nikolaos *Agios Nikolaos… …   Wikipedia

  • Agios Vasileios, Achaea — Agios Vasileios ( el. Άγιος Βασίλειος) is a village located in the municipality of Rio in the northern part of the prefecture of Achaea in the Peloponnese, Greece. The village is connected slightly northwest of the old GR 8 linking Patras and… …   Wikipedia

  • Argyra, Greece — Argyra Αργυρά Location …   Wikipedia

  • Neo Souli — Νέο Σούλι Location …   Wikipedia

  • Mintilogli — Μιντιλόγλι Location …   Wikipedia

  • Messatida — Μεσσάτιδα Location …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.