Lygia (Greek: Λυγιά) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Vartholomio, Elis, Greece. Its population in 2001 was 276 for the village and 698 for the community, which includes the villages Arkoudi, Glyfa, Ioniki and Paralia. Lygia is situated in the low hills of the southern part of the Kyllini peninsula, 3 km from the Ionian Sea. It is 4 km southeast of Kastro, 4 km east of Loutra Kyllinis and 4 km west of Vartholomio.
Arkoudi is the westernmost village of the community, 4 km southwest of Lygia, on the coast near Loutra Kyllinis. Its population was 77 in 2001. Glyfa is 2 km southwest of Lygia, and had 249 inhabitants in 2001. Paralia is 3 km south of Lygia, on the coast. It had 96 inhabitants. The village Ioniko is adjacent to the east of Paralia, and has no permanent residents.
Year Population village Community population
1981 - 542
1991 281 -
2001 276 698
The village had a train station on the Vartholomio-Loutra Kyllinis Line, operated by the Hellenic State Railways. It was located at km 6.156 from Vartholomio. The station was opened on June 1, 1892 and closed in 1969 along with the railway line.
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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