Marathia, Karditsa

Periphery: Thessaly
Prefecture : Karditsa

Sellana Municipality

Marathia (Greek, Modern: , Katharevousa: Μαραθέα), older form: Marathea, also with the third a accented is a Greek located northeast of Karditsa in the northeastern part of the Karditsa Prefecture. Marathia is in the municipality of Sellana. Marathia had a 2001 population of 709 for the village and 967 for the municipal district. The village is situated in the Thessalian Plain.

Its residents are based in agriculture and other businesses. Its main production are cotton. In the older times, the village was known as Vanari (Βάναρη) and was renamed to Marathia in the late-20th century.


Prefecture: Karditsa

Municipality: Sellana
Municipal district: Marathia

Latitude: 39.5243 (39° 31' 33") N
Longitude: 21.9945 (21° 59' 32") E

Postal code: GR-430 61
Car designation: KA


Year Municipal population

1981 1032
1991 761
2001 709

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, the population steadily declined as residents moved to larger towns and cities and the richest countries in the world.

Electricity and automobiles arrived in the 1960s, it was linked with pavement in the late-20th century, television arrived in the 1980s. Internet and computers arrived in the late-1990s.

Municipal district of Marathia

  • Marathia / Δ.δ. Μαραθέας [ 967 ]
    • Marathia / η Μαραθέα [ 709 ]
    • Korda / η Κόρδα [ 258 ]


Marathia has a school, a lyceum (middle school), a gymnasium (secondary school) a few churches and the central square (plateia), its nearest and banks are in Proastio as well as its post offices.

The village was called earlier Vanari. Near the central square (plateia) there is the church of Agios Nikolaos (St. Nikolaus), outside the village is the small church (exokklisi) of Agios Athanasios (St. Athanasios).

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


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