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Achaiko (Greek: Αχαϊκό) is a Greek village located about approximately 10 km southeast of Kato Achaia, 5 km southwest of Alissos, 28 km south of Patras and about 87 km northeast of Pyrgos. The GR-9 (Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia is 6 km to the north and 7 km with the older one. Achaiko had a 2001 population of was 224 for the village. Fostaina is connected with the road linking the GR-9 and Santomeri along with Portes Achaiko is part of the municipal unit of Olenia. The Tytheos river flows through the village.


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Nearest places

Alissos, northeast
Loussika, east
Elaiochori, south-southwest
Ano Achaia, west
Kato Achaia, northwest


Geography

Achaiko is situated in a plateau, hilly and a valley area, it also contains several valleys. The farmlands covers sporadically and the valley along with forests, hills and mountains, mostly in the western and the eastern parts. The small mountain range extending south of Kareika to near Ovrya is to the north and another to the area. Its main production are fruits including watermelon, melon, figs and vegetables including corn, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, cucumbers and others as well as dairy, livestock, olives and others. The majority of the population are based in other businesses as well as agriculture.

Information

Achaiko (old name Petroni/grk Πετρώνι)has approximately 10 km of paved road and 10 to 15 km of gravel roads. Lousika also has approximately 10 km of hydro lines as well as phone lines.

Houses were stone-built until the 1950s and did not surpass modern-style homes until the 1980s. It was linked with pavement in the 1980s. Most of the homes are abandoned today.

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, much of the population left for larger towns and cities especially the nearby Patras. The population decline between the 1981 and the 1991 census, but it recovered the 1991 and the 2001 censuses.

Population
Year Population
1981 213
1991 261
2001 224

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