The Prefecture of Ilia is located in the western part of the
Peloponnese and the capital is Pyrgos. Covering an area of 2,618 km2,
to the west it is bordered by the sea. The land is mainly plains, but is
mountainous to the north east with the highest peak of Mount Olonos, 2,129 m.
The region is fertile with the rich waters of the Alfeios and Pineios Rivers,
the waters of the latter creating the artificial lake of Pineios.
The coasts are with large sandy beaches and with many lagoons at the rivers
mouths. There are therapeutic springs with extensive curative properties
at Killini, near the village of Kastro, 43 km from Pyrgos, and at Kaifas, near
the village of Zaharo, 32 km in the pine forests of the region.
The islands of Zakynthos and Kefallonia are close enough for excursions.
The climate is temperate with mild winters and cool summers.