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Peiros (Πείρος)
Origin Achaea
Mouth Gulf of Patras
Basin countries Greece
Left tributaries Tytheus

The Peiros (}

}}: Πείρος) is a river in the central and the northwestern parts of Achaea, Greece. The river is known locally under several names including Kamenitsa (Καμενίτσα), Mellas (Μέλλας), Pieros (Πίερος), Nezeritiko (Νεζερίτικο), Prevedos (Πρέβεδος) and Acheloos (Αχελώος). One of its tributaries is the Tytheus, also known as Parapeiros.


The Peiros is the longest river in Achaea. It rises in the northeastern part of the OSE's railway line Patras - Pyrgos.

Two ancient cities were situated near the river: Olenos and Pharae.


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