Oiniadai - A settlement in Central Greece
Oiniadai was a port town on the west bank of the river Achelous and one of the most important towns of ancient Acarnania. Oeniadai was first mentioned in the 5th century BC.

It was an important port on the route to Corfu. It changed its alliances repeatedly in the course of history; at first it was a member of the Peloponnesian League, but in 424 BC it was incorporated in 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 city was again under Aetolian control.

In Roman times it lost its strategic importance. However it was still inhabited in the 3rd century AD judging from coin finds.

Modern location: Katochi, Greece

(1) Oiniadai 219-211 BC
AE unit Oiniadai
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right; ΠPI
Reverse: head of the river-god Achelous right; OINIAΔAN, (APK)
Ref: BMC 189, 8; SNG Cop. 402; Winterthu...