Efyra is a small village of 481 inhabitants (2001) located in the western border of Pineia municipality. It lies at an altitude of 121 metres, and covers an area of 12 km ², of which 55% is arable and 20% is forest.
Elis, or Eleia is an ancient district, that corresponds with the modern Ilia Prefecture. It is in southern Greece on the Peloponnesos peninsula, bounded on the north by Achaea, east by Arcadia, south by Messenia, and west by the Ionian Sea. The first Olympic festival was organized in Elean land, Olympia, Greece by the authorities of Elis in the 8th century BCE - with tradition dating the first games at 776 BCE. The Hellanodikai, the judges of the Games, were of Elean origin.
Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every Olympiad (i.e. every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC. In 394 AD (after exactly 1170 years) emperor Theodosius I abolished them as they were then considered reminiscent of paganism. The first olympic games were in Olympia in honor of Zeus.
Vouprasia is a municipality in the Elis Prefecture, Greece. Its seat of administration is Varda (Βάρδα), a small town with a population of about 3,000. It's located between the highway that stretches from Pyrgos (Ilia) to Patras and Athens via GR-9/E55.
Andravída is a city in the Ilia Prefecture of the Peloponnese, Greece. It has a military base on the east side and a forest on the north side. It was the capital of the Principality of Achaea from 1295 until 1460; after this it was conquered and ruled by the Ottoman Empire until Greek independence. It had a court which is no longer used, and a Frankish-built church, Aghia Sophia, in the heart of town. A plain extends to the south of the city. Its population is about 3,000.
Greek National Road 9 is the second-longest national highway that runs into the Peloponnese. Its length is around 220 km (140 miles). This highway travels near: Bypasses: Patras and Area, since 2002 Vrachneika Alissos Kato Achaia Ano Achaia Rachi Lappa Nea Manolada Varda Lechaina Andravida Kavasilas Gastouni Savalia Chanakia Pyrgos Through the cities: Epitalion Gomosto Sagaiika Neo Vouprasi Kourtesi Marathia Zacharo Kalo Nero Kyparissia Filiatra Gargalianoi Pylos Methone
Amaliada is a municipality in the western Peloponnese, in Greece. It has 32,090 citizens (of whom 18,261 live in the town of Amaliás). It is near the archaeological site of Elis, the city-state whose territory was the site for the ancient Olympic Games. It is situated on the valley of Ilia and almost directly south of the Pineios River, 80 km from Patras, 7 km from Savalia, 20 km from Pyrgos 291 km from Athens, and 5 km from Kourouta on the Ionian sea.
Greek National Road 33 is a highway that runs from Patras, originally at Dimitris Gounaris Street, now begins at the beltway, and had a branch ending at Olympia, and ends near Vytina, and Levídi, and some think it still ends at Ellinikon near Andritsaina and Megalopolis. Its length is about: 130 km, 170 km with the second branch, and 200 km with both, and 175 km from Patras to S of Ellinikon. The highway follows into towns and villages like: On some maps: Rhion (obsolete) - GR-8A - Patras.
Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer. His TV works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70) and Hart to Hart (1979–84), but it was not until after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling novels such as Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980) that he became most famous.
John Weir Foote, VC, CD (May 5, 1904—May 2, 1988) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Foote is the only member of the Canadian Chaplains' Services ever to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
The Bedford CA was a distinctive pug-nosed light commercial vehicle produced between 1952 and 1969 by Vauxhall Motors subsidiary Bedford Vehicles, in Luton, United Kingdom. It was manufactured in short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase forms, each form available in either a 10–12 cwt or a 15 cwt version. Generally it was supplied as a light delivery van with sliding doors, but it was also available as a chassis with cowl upon which specialist bodywork could be added.
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