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The ancient shipyard
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Ancient Oeniadae (Ancient Greek: Οἰνιάδαι) was a port town on the west bank of the river Achelous. It was one of the most important towns of ancient Acarnania. Oeniadai was first mentioned in the 5th century BC.
It was against a hill in the marshes. These protected it from invaders. It is the same place the modern village, Katochi.
It was an important port on the route to Corfu. It changed its alliances often in the history. At first it was a member of the Peloponnesian League. But, in 424 BC it joined the Delian League. In the Hellenistic period, Oiniadai allied with the Aetolians until 218 BC when Philip V declared it free. From 211-189 BC during the Roman-Macedonian wars the Aetolians controlled it again. In Roman times it became less important.
The communities below are part of Oiniades:
- Neochori Mesolongiou (Neochori, Magoula, Marmara)
- Mastros (Mastros, Platania)
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