A seaside settlement of unique beauty that has become very popular in recent years for its quiet and attractive little port set in a rural landscape, and its good beaches close by.

 Its history goes back to Mycenaean times when it was the site of ancient Viandini.

 Its more recent history begins at the end of the 19th century when an innovative locals set up tables around a large olive tree (that gave the village its name) where visitors could cool off, particularly merchants taking their wares to Molai.

Today Elia is a summer resort with hotels, rooms to rent, cafe-bars and restaurants.

The pretty chapel of Aghii Apostoli and Aghios Nikolaos on Tigania beach is a popular setting for weddings and baptisms.


See also:English people living at Elea, Monvemvasia Municipality



Elia is 9 kilometres southwest of Molai, or 6 kilometres from Asopos.