Irakleia, Elis

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Location
37°42'00"N
021°34'00"E
Country
 Greece
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Irakleia (Greek: Ηράκλεια, before 1915: Μπρούμα - Brouma) is a village in the municipality of Ancient Olympia, Elis, Greece. Its population in 2011 was 272. Irakleia is located 3 km northwest of Pelopio, 6 km southeast of Karatoula, 7 km northwest of Olympia and 15 km northeast of Pyrgos.

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Irakleia was named after Heracleia, a town of the ancient Eleans, located about 50 stadia (9 km) from Olympia and near the river Kytheros. It had a spring and a sanctuary of the Ionides: the nymphs Calliphaea, Synallasia, Pegaea and Iasis. It was believed that the spring water cured all sorts of aches and pains.
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