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Pheia (Elis)

Pheia (, also Φειαί - Pheiai) was a small town and a port in Elis in the ancient country of Pisatis. It was built in a natural bay at today's Agios Andreas, Katakolo. It was destroyed in the 6th century. It was located on the isthmus connecting the cape of Katakolo with the mainland, near the river Iardanus. During the Peloponnesian War, the Athenians conquered the small town and used its ports as their base for military operations in Elis. In the location of the acropolis, a castle was built in the Middle Ages which survives today, known as Pontikokastro.


Pheia is a genus of moths in the family Arctiidae.