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Coordinates: 37°51′N 21°59′E / 37.850°N 21.983°E / 37.850; 21.983
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Paos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°51′N 21°59′E / 37.850°N 21.983°E / 37.850; 21.983
Administrative regionWest Greece
Regional unitAchaea
Municipal unitPaia
 • Community
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationAX

Paos (Greek: Πάος, before 1927: Σκούπι - Skoupi[2]) is a village and a community in Achaea, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit of Paia. The community includes the small villages Dechounaiika, Palaios Paos, Potamia and Vesini. It is 25 km southwest of Kalavryta, and 50 km northwest of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 33 (Patras - Tripoli) passes through the village. Its central road is named "111".


Year Population village Community population
1981 - 649
1991 415 -
2001 367 508
2011 253 298
2021 211 257



The location of the ancient city Paos has been found near the modern village, of which the remainder remains to be excavated.[3] Ancient artifacts and remains of the walls have been found. It had a perimeter of 516 m, and had an almost triangular shape with its point facing west with its acropolis in the middle and some ancient buildings to the south, its springs used to be to the northeast with an aqueduct north of the old city.[4] It was said that Euphorion from Paos gave lodging to the Dioscuri, and ever since kept open house for all men.[5] Paos in later years annexed with the neighboring Kleitor. Pausanias wrote that Paos was a ruined settlement near the city of Seirai.[6]


See also



  1. ^ "Αποτελέσματα Απογραφής Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2021, Μόνιμος Πληθυσμός κατά οικισμό" [Results of the 2021 Population - Housing Census, Permanent population by settlement] (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 29 March 2024.
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ styga.gr
  4. ^ "arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr". Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  5. ^ Herodotus Histories 6.127.3.
  6. ^ Pausanias Description of Greece 8.23.9.