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Petroto, Achaea

For other uses, see Petroto (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 38°10′N 21°48′E / 38.167°N 21.800°E / 38.167; 21.800Coordinates: 38°10′N 21°48′E / 38.167°N 21.800°E / 38.167; 21.800{{#coordinates:38|10|N|21|48|E|type:city_region:GR|| |primary |name=

Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Achaea
Municipality Patras
Municipal unit Messatida
Population (2001)[1]
 • Rural 25
 • Population 417
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AX

Petroto (Greek: Πετρωτό) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Messatida, Achaea, Greece. The community consists of the villages Petroto, Mavromandila and Agia Paraskevi. Mavromandila is by far the largest village of the community (pop. 384 in 2001), and is also referred to as Petroto. Mavromandila is located 6 km southeast of Patras city centre, just outside the Patras beltway (Greek National Road 9). The small mountain villages Petroto and Agia Paraskevi are located resp. 5 and 9 km southeast from Mavromandila, to the east and southeast of Omplos mountain. The renowned Achaia Clauss winery is situated in Mavromandila.


The territory of the community Petroto stretches from the coastal plains to the low mountains in the south and east. Mavromandila is at about 130 m elevation, Petroto at 730 m and Agia Paraskevi at about 900 m. The river Glafkos flows east and north of the community. Pine forests cover the mountainous southeastern part. Adjacent communities are Saravali to the west, Neo Souli to the north, Moira to the east and Krystallovrysi to the south.


In 1821, during the Greek War of Independence, an important battle took place at Petroto (then known as Palaiopyrgos) and nearby Saravali. This was part of the liberation of Patras.

Historical population

Year Population village Population community
1981 - 393
1991 33 -
2001 25 417

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See also


  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39&NBSP;MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 

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