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Figaleia (Greek: Φιγαλεία) is a village and a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Zacharo, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Its 2001 population was 184 for the village and 2,499 for the municipality. The seat of the municipality was in Nea Figaleia. The name dates back to the ancient times and the city-state of Phigaleia. Figaleia is located south of Andritsaina, west of Megalopoli, north-northwest of Kalamata, northeast of Kyparissia and southeast of Pyrgos. Figaleia is connected with a road linking Andritsaina and the GR-6 (Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia - Methoni) near Tholo.

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Perivolia

Perivolia is a small village, known also as Garditsa

Near the village is the river Neda (the only river in Greece with a female name) with many waterfalls it is a natural border of Elis and Messinia. The river is named after the Arcadian nymph Neda

Persons from Perivolia, Vyron Polydoras (politician), Staikos Pantazis (lawyer)

Geography

Much of the municipality are mountainous. Farmlands are in its valley areas. Forests are founded within the valley and grasslands along with barren land at higher elevations.

Information

Near the Temple of Epikurios Apollon is a nice village Perivolia or Garditsa it has population 10 (2001).

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