Arachthos river is the 8th largest river of Greece, with a length of 135 kilometers.
The etymology of his name is indicative of its nature, since Arachthos means “the one who lifts weight”, as the river is famous for the fury of its waters and its floods even nowadays.
Moreover, Arachthos is famous because of the very popular folk song “The bridge of Arta”, where it is mentioned that the construction of the bridge was completed only after the sacrifιce of the Chief Mason’s wife, who was buried in the foundation of the bridge.
Arachthos is characterized by its rich flora and fauna. Besides, a lot of stone bridges (the most famous being the Bridge of Arta) were built in various points of its banks by the famous stone craftsmen of Epirus.