Arachthos (Greek: Άραχθος) is a former municipality in the Arta regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nikolaos Skoufas, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 73.431 km2.[3] It is situated along the lower course of the river Arachthos, south of Arta. Population 4,661 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Neochori.

Arachthos is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 39°06′N 21°00′E / 39.100°N 21.000°E / 39.100; 21.000Coordinates: 39°06′N 21°00′E / 39.100°N 21.000°E / 39.100; 21.000
Administrative regionEpirus
Regional unitArta
MunicipalityNikolaos Skoufas
 • Municipal unit73.4 km2 (28.3 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density64/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
470 41
Vehicle registrationΑΤ

Near Arachthos, there is the static inverter plant of HVDC Italy-Greece.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.