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Achaea

" the sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever..."

 

- Jacques Yves Cousteau


Achaea

Achaea (Greek: Αχαΐα - Achaía) is one of the peripheral units of Greece and is part of the periphery of West Greece. It is situated in the northwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula and the capital is Patras. Achaea borders on Elis to the southwest, Arcadia to the south and Corinthia to the southeast. The Gulf of Corinth lies to its northeast, and the Gulf of Patras to its northwest. The mountain Panachaiko (1926m), though not the highest of Achaea, dominates the coastal area near Patras. Higher mountains are found in the south, notably Aroania (2341m) and Erymanthos (2224m). Most of the forests are in the mountain ranges, though several are in the plains including the extreme west. There are grasslands around the mid-elevation areas and barren lands in the highest areas. Achaea has hot summers and mild winters.(Wiki)