A small village hidden in a crease West Menalo, between the forest and the riverbeds of Mylaon. Elati has much in common with the adjacent settlements of Pyrghaki, now deserted, and the small village Methydhrio, with whom it shares a common destiny. All three ware founded in the period of the economy of survival, when villages originated and sustained spontaneously among the limited resources of the forest and meadows of the mountain. In the triangle formed by the three villages, Elati stands out as a reflection of the old and now forever lost settlement Efta Psomia, which flourished until the 18th century in the large meadow on the way to Alonistena, where the source Paliohori is located today, facing the nicely reconstructed church of Zoodochos Pigi. Bypassing the loose residential web of the village that lies on the small green amphitheater, the main road passes by the parish church of the Panagia, creating a new gravity center. A tavern and a large hotel complex compose the tourist facilities of Elati for the visitor seeking a simpler scenery than the lively Vitina, in the immediate proximity of natural landscape and forest.

The Menalon Trail

From Stemnitsa to Lagkadia
Lenght 75.2 km
Altitude 420 – 1550 m


For your best possible experience and information, please do not forget the

Maps of Menalon