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Ilia is situated in the northeast of the Peloponnese with a population of 193,000 inhabitants. The city of Pyrgos is the capital of the prefecture, a historic city that played a big role in the revolution of 1821. In Pyrgos you should see the neoclassical building of the Municipal Market and the shops of the town.

The main tourist area of Ilia is Ancient Olympia, the place that gave birth to the Olympic games. You may visit the ruins of the ancient temples, buildings and the Prytaneum. Also you can see the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the Olympic Games.

In Kylini you can see the thermal hot springs and from its port to visit the Ionian Islands. The city of Amaliada is a big city, surrounded by greenery, near archaeological sites and monuments. The historical Andritsena is a picturesque town at a height of 750 meters, with beautiful mansions, next to forests and the ancient city of Figaleias, the famous temple of Epicurean Apolonia also see the local museum Andritsainas.

Ilia is filled with canyons, rivers like Alpheus and Caiaphas, mills and archaeological or Byzantine castles, monuments and historic churches.

The average temperature in Ilia ranges from 10 degrees Celsius (50F) in January to 26 degrees (78F) in July and August. The summer tourism mainly lasts from May to October with peak months of July and August.
In Ilia you may arrive by plane at the airport Kalamata or Athens.


Lodges - Ilia (2 total)

Choose from the following destinations for memorable holidays in Greece.

Arty Grand Hotel

The Arty Grand Hotel is on top of a hill overlooking Olympia. During the summer, guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, while on the weekends the hotel operates a spa center with fitness and massage rooms. The spacious rooms are colorful with modern...

Hotel Lintzi

Lintzi Hotel in Elis, is 500 m. from Kyllini Beach and 700 m. from the thermal springs of the area. Olympic-size swimming pool with Jacuzzi and children`s pool. The sunny rooms have balconies overlooking the pool, the garden or the sea. All feature modern...