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Skillounta is a municipality in the Prefecture of Elis, Greece. It is named after Scillus, an ancient name for the area. In 2001 the city had a population of 15,931 inhabitants lying situated at an elevation of 276 meters above sea level. Its seat of administration is in the town Krestena . The town is connected with three paved roads. It is 22 kilometers away from Pyrgos, south of Olympia, about 43 kilometers northwest of Andritsaina, 88 kilometers northwest of Megalopolis and north of Kyparissia. Its neighboring communities and villages are Kallikomi and Raches to the west, Ladiko to the northwest, Makrissia to the north, Grillos to the east and Vrina and Krouni to the south.
The city is situated near small mountains while the western part is flat. and is covered with pine trees almost surrounding Krestena. GR76 unofficially bypasses Krestena for Andritsaina. Its nearest reservoir at the Alfeios River is about 3 kilometers north. It supplies water for the Pyrgos, central and southern Ileia areas. It is also a flood control dam. A small creek runs south of Krestena and follows GR-76 to its southeast up to west of Andritsaina.
Greece lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Today, Greece is a developed country, member of the European Union since 1981 and a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union since 2001.

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