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Epitalio (Greek: Επιτάλιο, before 1927: Αγουλινίτσα - Agoulinitsa[1]) 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.[2] Epitalio was the seat of the former municipality Volakas.


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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.

Historical population
Year Town Community
1981 1,869 -
1991 1,752 -
2001 1,893 2,059
History

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.[3] The ancient ruins lie north of the present town.
See also

List of settlements in Elis

References

^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
^ Strabo Geographica 8.3

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