Mavriki (Greek: Modern: Μαυρίκι, Katharevoussa: -ον -on) is a Greek village located roughly south of Aigio, west of Corinth and Athens, north-northwest of Kalavryta and east of Patras. The GR-9 (Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia is to the north and the GR-31 (Aigio - Pteri - Kalavryta) runs near the village. Mavriki had a 2001 population of 478 for the village and 504 for the municipal district. It is part of the municipality of Aigio.


* Agios Ioannis
* Ano Mavriki
* Kato Mavriki

Nearest places

* Aigio, north
* Melissia, south

Year Population
1981 608
1991 517
2001 469


Its geography is made up of farmlands that dominate the valley areas and mainly consists of olive groves. The mountains that are mainly made up of forests, grasslands and bushes are around the area and heavily to the west. A river flows to the east.


The village was ruled by the Ottoman Turks with some interruption by the Venetians in the mid to late-15th century and the mid to late-16th century. Mamoussia was finally Greek after the Greek War of Independence of 1821, right after the signing of the declaration of independence. The village later changed its name to its current form from Trypia or Tripia.

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, much of the population left for larger towns and cities especially nearby Patras. The population has declined since 1981.

Houses were stone-built until the 1950s and modern-style homes were not built until the 1980s. A paved access road was nit built until the 1980s. Most of the homes are abandoned today.

Mavriki was shattered by a forest fire that began on Wednesday July 25 and ended on July 27and brought catastrophic fire to the area, flames were bursting as high as 30 m and smoke as high as 600 to 700 m. About 20 to 30% of the village was affected with many properties burnt. Tens of fire trucks, helicopters and planes along with firefighters battled the fire. Several farms and crops were ruined. Some roads were shut down. The fire started in the afternoon hours and expanded to almost to burn about 80 to 90% of the area of Mavriki. Hundreds to thousands of cattle were lost and about ten thousand trees were burnt down that created an economic and agricultural disaster that may take a couple of years to rebuild.


Its main production are olives alond with fruits including watermelon, melon, figs and vegetables including corn, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, cucumbers and others as well as dairy, livestock and others, half of the farmlands are mainly groves and vines. The majority of the population are based in agriculture as well as some other businesses.

Municipalities and communities of the Achaea Prefecture

Aigio | Aigira/Aegira | Akrata | Aroania | Diakopto | Dymi | Erinaios | Farres | Kalavryta | Larissos | Lefkasio | Messatida | Movri | Olenia | Paion | Paralia | Patras | Rio | Sympoliteia | Tritea | Vrachneika

Kalentzi | Leontio

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