The area of Eleonas is located south of Pachia Rachi and the position “Sfirichtres” at the foot of Mount Ellanio. In Eleonas there are old chapels and ruins of many metochia. The name of the area is due to the over 400 year old olive trees. Today, most of Eleonas is owned by the Monastery of Panagia Chrysoleontissa.
These olives are scattered in a place with a rich flora and fauna and among them are the chapels of Agia Kyriaki, Agia Triada and Agios Georgios and a large covered Byzantine tank in which the rainwater was collected.
The most impressive of the olive trees stands out with its huge outline of the trunk and its large internal cavity. The outer circumference at the base of the trunk is 13 metres and the inner circumference is 2,5 metres.
The olive grove is protected by the surrounding mountains and gives the visitor the impression of a valley into which the waters of the neighbouring hills and mountains flow.
The wild vegetation, scotches, thistles, thymes, wild rabbits, streams and rivers, together with the ancient olive trees, create an unparalleled landscape of rare beauty.
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