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ELIA


This description provides information of ancient sites, seaside resorts, churches, monasteries, landscapes and small towns and villages. Additional details can be found in various books printed on Greece, such as the 'Blue Guide to Greece.' The names of places conform to the accented Greek pronounciation which would be the one a traveller would face upon a potential visit.

For a general map of Peloponisos, click here!(40K). For a map of the Elia area, click on map above.

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KAKOVATOS, THOLO, ELIA
Three wonderful villages more renowned by their sandy beaches and warm waters than anything else. Sunsets here are incredible.


PIRGOS
A lovely town, the capital of the Elia canton, situated near Ancient Olympia. It is 4 km to the seaside, at a village called Spiatza.

Ionion, 0621/21574
Ilida, 0621/28046
Letrina, 0621/25150
Olympos, 0621/23650
Pantheon, 0621/29746


KARITAINA
A town fanous for its Middle ages castle built by the Franks. This castle was so well built and defended, that even Ibrahim Pasha couldn't take it and never did. The actual builder was Hugo de Biyier at the end of the 12th century. The village is built on the side of the hill, which is crowned by this castle.


VASSES
A village near the famous temple of Epikourio Apollo. The temple, built by Parthenona was dedicated to god Apollo who, mythology says, saved the residents from a plague. Built in a doric rhythm, it used local stone. Even today, the temple is very well restored and is the least destroyed temple in Ellada.


OLYMPIA
The site of the ancient Olymnpic games and an enormous area of significant archaeological importance. Here are many ruins, such as the stadium, many temples, running tracks, sacrifice sites and houses.
The Museum has a significant collection of artifacts.


Olympía, Gymnasium

General view of Ancient Olympia

Amalia, 0624/22190
Altis, 0624/23101
Artemis, 0624/22255
Praxitelis, 0624/22592


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