About Elea and the surrounding area

Our seaside village of Elea lies in the southeastern Peloponnese, about 30 km away from Monemvasia. Here, you will find the ideal location for a quiet and relaxing holiday — and the starting point for day trips, adventures, and explorations.

About Elea

Elea or "Olive" is a village situated on the very edge of a rocky cove and surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the southeastern Laconian Peloponnese coast. The village has a small, picturesque harbor dotted with traditional fishing boats and beautiful, clean beaches ideal for swimming like Makris Gialos, Kavos, Limanaki, Viandini, and Tigania.

Most of the about 350 inhabitants of Elea are involved with tourism, the harvesting of olives and fishing.

At the south side of the village, on a rock by the sea, there is an old watchtower likely built during the second Venetian period (1390-1715) that adds a beautiful scene to the idyllic views of the village. In the distance, you see the majestic mountrange of Tayetos, whose snow-capped mountains provide a stunning backdrop in the wintertime.

The area has some traditional cafes and taverns serving fresh fish year-round.

Surrounding area

From Elea you can visit many surrounding areas including Monemvasia, Elafonisos, and the Mani peninsula.