Acherontas River | Parga | Dante's Border of Hell
Updated: Apr 20, 2020
Acherontas (or Acheron) is a river located in the Epirus region, northwestern Greece. Its source is in the southwestern part of Ioannina and it flows into the Ionian Sea in Ammoudia, Parga.
In ancient Greek mythology, Acheron was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld.
In Dante's Inferno, the Acheron river constitutes the border of Hell, Charon ferries souls across this river to Hell and those who were neutral in life sit on the banks.