Ilia is a county with a long history and rich natural beauty.
It is believed that the area was named Elis from the King of Elis, son Amfimachou and Yrmini . Notable kings of Elis were the Aethlios , Endymion , then Aitolos and Ifitos .
The Ifitos , according to Pausanias , renewed their games at Olympia . Regarding the Olympics , From Elis were two first Olympians who called Korivos and Ally .
The Jurors were always Elis and Elis were also the officials directors of the Games .
Olympia was the fixed place for the ancient Olympic Games from 776 BC to 393 AD during the Olympic truce .
Today , after the modern revival and internationalization of the Olympic Games in Olympia made the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame before it goes round the world and come in each host city .
The years that followed have affected many tribes looting the area .
In the revolution of 1821 Elis took active part and highlighted many great chieftains ( Vilaetis , Moschoulas , Mitsopoylos etc. ) . Ilia finally liberated from the Turks in 1828 .
In the more recent past , Elis was captured by the Italians in 1941 , who retire in 1943 to be replaced by the Germans for a year .
Today the prefecture of Ilia is a creative county closely follows the pace of evolution. The main occupation of the inhabitants is agriculture , animal husbandry , trade and business.
The rich cultural heritage of the county, and has created conditions for a variety of cultural activities organized every year with great success and the crowds who flock to watch and be entertained .
Here are some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean with sandy beaches along more than 130 km , the lake Caiaphas with its healing waters , the rare ecosystem Kotychi – Strofylia , the rivers like Pineios , Alpheus , Neda .
On the mountainous Ileia, traditional stone settlements preserve traits of their past. Andritsaina has a unique library; Lambeia has seven quarters, while nearby the Temple of Epicure Apollo the town of Nea Figaleia is an excellent all-year-long destination for excursions.
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