Aroania (mountain)

Aroania (Mountain)

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Aroania (mountain)

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Aroania, also known as Chelmos, Helmos and Khelmos (, or Χελμός, from South Slavic хълм, mountain), is a mountain range that spans about 15 to 20 km from north to south (north-east of Lykouria and about 10 km SW of Diakopto) and about 5 to 10 km from west to directly east of Kalavryta to the Achaia-Corinthia prefectural border. The mountain range is in the prefecture of Achaia. In ancient times, much of the mountain was part of Arcadia. In the Middle Ages and until the 20th century, the mountain was known as Chelmos. The mountain is home to the Kalvryta Ski Center which is in the northern part.


Aroania is the third highest in the Peloponnese peninsula, and the highest in modern Achaia. The caves of the Cave Lakes are to the west and the monastery of Mega Spilaio is to the north-west. The western portion of the mountain range are encircled with the roads linking Panagitsa and Kalavryta and up to Diakopto and the interchange, south of GR-8A, the boundary in the east and Lykoureio to the south. The Kyllini mountain is directly to its east. The panorama includes the Kyllini mountain to the east, northern Arcadia to the south, the mountains to the west and the mountains to the north-west. The Gulf of Corinth is to the north. The Vouraikos river (ancient: Buraicus) flows to the north-west. The mountain also has a communications tower which broadcasts television and radio stations to the Kalavryta area. It is about...
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