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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

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

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

Mesovounion

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

Therino

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

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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]

Acheloos
Argithea
Athamanes

References

^ 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

Athamanes

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