According to Pausanias, the first king of the region was
Aethlios, who was succeeded by his son Endymion and grandson
The later gave his name to the inhabitants, who were called
When Epeiosí nephew Eleios inherited the throne, the name of the
district was changed to Eleia and the inhabitants Eleians, and
that is what they have been called ever since.
The land, scenery and people
Eleia is cris-crossed by roads. Each one leads to somewhere
interesting: an ancient temple, a Byzantine monastery, a
Frankish castle, a splendid mountain or an endless beach.