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Administrative Region : West Greece
Regional unit : Ilia

Foloi (Greek: Φολόη, Latin: Pholoe) is a village and a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Archaia Olympia, of which it is a municipal unit.[1]

The seat of the municipality was in the village Lalas, in the southern part of the municipal unit. The village Foloi is situated in the northwestern part. Foloi is situated in a mountainous, sparsely populated area. The Foloi oak forest is located in the municipal unit. Foloi is located about 15 km northeast of Olympia, 30 km east of Pyrgos and 55 km south of Patras. It borders on Arcadia to the east, across the river Erymanthus.

Foloi oak forest


The municipal unit Foloi is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Achladini (Achladini, Koutsouroumpas)
Doukas (Doukas, Lasdikas)
Koumanis (Koumanis, Ai Giannaki, Kastania)
Lalas (Lalas, Pothos)
Nemouta (Nemouta, Kampos, Tsaparaiika, Villia)
Neraida (Neraida, Kampos)
Persaina (Nea Persaina)

Historical population
Year Village Foloi Municipality Foloi
1981 308 -
1991 253 3,826
2001 333 4,870
See also

List of settlements in Elis


^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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Birds of Mount Foloi, also in Greek (in French)

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