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Kakarditsa (Greek Κακαρδίτσα) is a mountain in the northeastern Arta Prefecture, the southeastern Ioannina Prefecture and the southwesternwestern Trikala Prefecture. The mountain is a part of the Pindus mountain range. With Tzoumerka it is also known as Athamanika mountain or mountains Athamanon (Greek Αθαμανών). Its maximum elevation is 2429 m. The mountain is divided into two basins, the Ionian Basin to the west and the Aegean Basin to the east. The GR-30 passes to the north difficultly. It has mountain roads to a point where it rarely connects with the other basin. Its length is approximately 40 km from north to south and its width is approximately 15 to 20 km from east to west. The Arachthos river flows to the west and another to the east which flows into the Gorgopotamos and the Pineios.

Nearest places

  • Armatoliko, northeast
  • Myrofilla, east
  • Drosopigi, southwest
  • Chorepsi, west
  • Ramia, west
  • Ano Graikiko, west
  • Pramantiko, northwest


Forests dominate the low lying areas of the mountain, grasslands, bushes and unvegetated portions dominate the higher elevations. The area around the mountain contains villages, a skiing centre and mountainous and forest roads.


Its panorama includes the nearby mountains the eastern, the central and the eastern part of Epirus and the western part of Thessaly and in higher elevations, the Thessalian Plain and the central and eastern Thessaly can be seen during clearer days.


Elevation 2429 m  (on maps usually the elevation is given as 2469 m)

Location eastern Epirus and western Trikala Prefecture
Pronunciation [A•tha•ma•ni•ko]

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