Ladon (river)

Ladonas river.jpg
Physical characteristics
 - locationPeloponnese
 - location
 - coordinates
37°35′35″N 21°49′13″E / 37°35′35″N 21°49′13″E / 37.59306; 21.82028
Length70 km (43 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionAlfeiosIonian Sea
Martin Tyroff: Rivergod Ladon turns his daughter Daphne into a laurel bush. Martin Opitz , Daniel Wilhelm Triller: Teutsche Gedichte, 1746.

The Ladon (Ancient Greek and Katharevousa: Λάδων, Ládōn; Demotic Greek: Λάδωνας, Ládōnas) is a river in the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece. It features in Greek mythology. It is a tributary to the river Alfeios, which empties into the Ionian Sea. It is 70 km (43 mi) long.[1]


The Ladon rises on the western slope of the Aroania mountain, near the village Kastriá, Kleitoria municipal unit, Achaea. It flows south, receives its left tributary Aroanios, flows along Kleitoria and turns southwest near the Arcadian border. It flows through the artificial Ladon Lake, and turns south again near Dimitra. It flows into the Alfeios 3 km southeast of the village Tripotamia.

Other Languages
brezhoneg: Ladon (stêr)
español: Ladón (río)
français: Ladon (rivière)
italiano: Ladone (fiume)
ქართული: ლადონი
Nederlands: Ladon (rivier)
norsk: Ladon
norsk nynorsk: Ládonas
română: Râul Ladonas
suomi: Ládonas