Krestena (Greek: Κρέστενα) is a town and a community in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Andritsaina-Krestena, of which it is the seat of administration. Krestena is situated in the low hills between the river Alfeios and the Ionian Sea. It is 2 km southeast of Makrisia, 6 km south of Olympia, 12 km north of Zacharo and 18 km southeast of Pyrgos. As of 2001, the population of the town is 4,903, and of the community, which includes the villages Poros and Moschoula, 5,783. The town has a kindergarten, schools, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a church, restaurants, banks and a post office. Greek National Road 76 (Kallikomo - Andritsaina - Megalopoli) passes south of the town.
Year Town Community
1981 3,539 -
1991 - 5,422
2001 4,903 5,783
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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