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Argithea (Greek: Αργιθέα) is a village and a municipality in the Karditsa peripheral unit of Greece. The seat of the municipality is in Anthiro.[1] The name derives from King Argitheos of the Athamanians who ruled circa the 3rd to 2nd century B.C.

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Division of the former municipality of Argithea

The villages of Argithea are mountain villages, the population mainly farmers or shepherds


Anthiro or Anthiron is a mountain village (c. 900 m), 75 km from Karditsa. The population is 349 (2001) (actually many more in the summer)

Churches/ Monasteries: Monastery Katousiou, monastery Koimiseos tis Theotokou

A stone bridge from the 14 th century is near Anthiro.


Argithea is a mountain village (altitude c. 950 m), 62 km from Karditsa


Mesovouni (old form Mesovounion) is a mountain village (1050 m) on a side of Mount Karava (2184 m)


Therino (older form Therinon) is a mountain village (870 m), 65 km from Karditsa, known in the past as Glogovitsa.


The new municipality Argithea was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[1]



^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

Municipalities and communities of the Karditsa Prefecture

Acheloos | Argithea | Arni | Fyllo | Itamos | Ithomi | Kallifono | Kampos | Karditsa | Menelaida | Mitropoli | Mouzaki | Nevropoli Agrafon | Palamas | Pamisos | Plastiras | Rentina | Sellana | Sofades | Tamasio


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