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Acherontas River | Parga | Dante's Border of Hell

Updated: Mar 31

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.

Acherontas River Greece

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In ancient Greek mythology, Acheron was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld.

Acherontas River

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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.


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