The prefecture of Ilia, is considered as particularly dowered from the nature, occupies the north-western department of Peloponnese and is awashed by the Ionian Sea that gives rich climate with a lot of rainfalls, that attribute to the development of vegetation. The capital of the prefecture of Ilia is Pirgos as it constitutes the administrative and the agricultural center of Ilia and the town of Amaliada is the second town in population in the whole prefecture.
Also, it borders on the Prefectures of Achaia in North, of Messinia in Southernly and of Arkadia in Eastern. The extent of Prefecture is 2.684 square kilometres and its ground is mainly flat. Ilia, has 1.565.000 acres flat extent on total of 2.684.000 acres. The total population of Prefecture is about 192.340 residents and represent the 1,71% of the total population of Greece. Administratively two Provinces constitute the Prefecture of Ilia. The province of Ilia with extent 1.814 square kilometres and the Province of Olympia with extent 870 square kilometres. Additionally the population of the Province of Ilia amounts about 152.700 residents and the population of the Province Olympia about 39.640 residents. Analogically, per square kilometre correspond roughly 74 residents.
The sunlight is calculated at about 3500 hours per year and the medium annual temperature does not fall under 12o Celsius. It is an ideal place for vacation and relaxation as combines in magic way the natural beauties with history and historical monuments with world radiation as a result no one will be disappointed if will take the decision to visit the prefecture of Ilia.
Its history can satisfy those that want to enrich their knowledge and feel the holiness of the Ancient Olympia and the Temple of Epicurean Apollo as well those that are interested in the mental uprising and the calm through the visit of historical monasteries. The immeasurable natural beauty, all the admirers of the nature and the green that begins with the luminous green of the marine pine and the oil of immense olive groves, up to the deep green firry forest of Lampia. Also there will find a great interest the explorers of nature that love to explore and discover beautiful glens, graphic alleys, cool taps For those that their priority is the relaxation and the pleasure of sun bathing the dew of the spotless sea and the caress of helium in the immense beaches certainly will satisfy any desire. You should definitely visit the spa of Kaiafas, the seashore of Killini and the beach of Kouroutas.
Additionally, if you are one of the many that seek for natural therapeutic ways to relieve your physical disorders then it’s a good choice to combine the visit with one of the famous therapeutical sources.
Olympia is perhaps the most well-known and impressive archaeological place of Ilia, however it is not the unique. Returning from Pirgos and taking the street to north you will meet the ruins of Ancient Ilida. Also nearly to Killini, is located the occidental castle Chlemoutsi and in south-westernly of the Prefecture of Ilia is found the eminent temple of Epicurean Apollo.