It later grew until it included most of Peloponnese, much reducing the Macedonian rule in the area.
After Macedon's defeat by the Romans in the late 2nd century BC, the League was able to finally defeat a heavily weakened Sparta and take control of the entire Peloponnese.
There are grasslands around the mid-elevation areas and barren lands in the highest areas. Sunny days dominate during the summer months in areas near the coast, while the summer can be cloudy and rainy in the mountains.
Snow is very common during the winter in the mountains of Erymanthos, Panachaiko and Aroania.
Under Ottoman rule, Achaea was part of the Morea Eyalet.
In the Greek War of Independence, Aigio was one of the first cities to be liberated by the Greeks and all of Achaea was liberated by the end of 1821.
Winter high temperatures are around the 10 °C mark throughout the low-lying areas.
The Achaean League was a Hellenistic-era confederation of city states in Achaea, founded in 280/281 BC.
The mountain Panachaiko (1926 m), though not the highest of Achaea, dominates the coastal area near Patras.
The Despotate of the Morea fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1460.
As a part of the Morean War, the Republic of Venice captured Achaea in 1687 and held it until 1715, when the Ottomans recaptured the Peloponnese.
Turkish Minister for EU affairs, Omer Celik, blasted Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Sunday as an “impertinent political comedian” and called on the EU to condemn what he described as provocative statements by the Greek minister.
Fuel sales continued in the first quarter of the year the decline recorded in 2017, while the sector pins its hopes for a market recovery on tourism and the measures for containing smuggling phenomena.