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Elis is a region in the western part of the Peloponnese, bounded on the north by Achaea, east by Arcadia, south by Messenia, and west by the Ionian Sea.



  • 1 Ancient Olympia — Birthplace of the Olympics.
  • 2 Andravida — The capital of the Frankish Principality of Achaea in the late Middle Ages.
  • 3 Andritsaina — The gateway to the famous Temple of Epicurian Apollo at Bassae.
  • 4 Katakolo — A picturesque port and a popular stop for cruise ships.
  • 5 Kyllini
  • 6 Lampeia — A mountain village on the southern slope of Mount Erymanthos, which was sacred to Pan.
  • 7 Loutra Kyllinis — A spa town and a seaside resort dominated by the imposing Chlemoutsi Castle.
  • 8 Pyrgos, Elis — The regional capital.
  • 9 Zacharo — A beach resort.

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Get in[edit]

KTEL Intercity Buses connect Pyrgos and Olimpia to Athens, Ioannina and Thessaloniki via Patra

Daily ferries run from Zante and Kefalonia to the port of Kyllini.

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  • 1 Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae — One of the most important and most imposing temples of antiquity inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1986.




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