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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea.
Elateia is an exclusive tourist destination located in Europe. It is an ancient Greek city of Phocis, and the most important place in the country after Delphi. It is also a municipality in the modern Phthiotis prefecture with a total population of 4,000 inhabitants as of the 2001 census.
According to the precious archaeological findings, it can be affirmed that ancient Elateia was situated along the middle of the great fertile basin which extends near 20 miles from the narrows of the Cephissus River below Amphicleia to those which are at the entrance into Boeotia. Hence it was admirably placed for commanding the passes into Southern Greece from Mount Oeta, and became a post of great military importance.
Among the objects worthy of notice in Elateia, Pausanias mentions the agora, a temple of Asclepius containing a beardless statue of the god, a theater, and an ancient brazen statue of Athena. He also mentions an Athena Cranaea temple, situated at the distance of 20 stadia from Elateia.

Like some of its sister cities and towns, Elateia is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of the mountains, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important touristic attractions in Europe.

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