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Frixa (Greek: Φρίξα, before 1916: Ανεμοχωράκιον - Anemochorakion[1]) is a village in the municipal unit of Skillounta, Elis, Greece. In 2001 its population was 319 for the village and 523 for the community, which includes the village Anemochoraki. Frixa is on a hill near the left bank of the river Alfeios, 2 km northeast of Skillountia, 7 km southeast of Olympia and 8 km northeast of Krestena.

Year Population village Municipal district population
1981 350 -
1991 430 -
2001 319 523

Phrixa was a hilltop town in the ancient land of Pisa. The town was already ruined in Pausanias' days (2nd century AD). It had a temple of Cydonian Athena. It was said that the temple was founded by Clymenus from Kydonia in Crete, a descendant of Heracles of Ida.[2]
See also

List of settlements in Elis


^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
^ Pausanias Description of Greece 6.21

External links

Frixa at the GTP Travel Pages

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