Epitalio (Greek: Επιτάλιο, before 1927: Αγουλινίτσα - Agoulinitsa) is a town and a community in the municipal unit of Volakas, Elis, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pyrgos. Epitalio was the seat of the former municipality Volakas. Epitalio is situated at the foot of low hills, 4 km from the Ionian Sea and 2 km from the river Alfeios. It is 7 km southeast of Pyrgos, 12 km west of Olympia and 12 km northwest of Krestena. The Greek National Road 9 (Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia) and the railway from Pyrgos to Kalamata run through Epitalio. The community consists of the town Epitalio and the beach village Paralia.
Year Town Community
1981 1,869 -
1991 1,752 -
2001 1,893 2,059
Epitalio was named after the ancient Elean city Epitalium. Epitalium, identified by Strabo as the Homeric Thryon, was situated on a hill near the river Alpheus. The ancient ruins lie north of the present town.
List of settlements in Elis
^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
^ Strabo Geographica 8.3
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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