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.


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

Daimonia coast

Quite close to Archangelos, the settlement on Daimonia’s coastline has been developing as a summer destination in recent years. The long beach of Harahia and the smaller Pyla, where there are several amenities, attract most of the holiday crowd, while there are are several smaller beaches for those who prefer a quieter atmosphere.

There are rooms for rent close to the sea and tavernas with Greek cuisine and fresh seafood. The landmark blue and white chapel of Aghia Marina marks the entrance to the settlement.


Turn right at the church of Aghia Marina, about 10 km from Papapdianika on the road to Daimonia. The settlement is also accessible from Archangelos, about 3 km away along the coast.