Krestena (Greek: Κρέστενα) is a town and a community in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Andritsaina-Krestena, of which it is the seat of administration.[2] Krestena is situated in the low hills between the river Alfeios and the Ionian Sea. It is 2 km southeast of Makrisia, 6 km south of Olympia, 12 km north of Zacharo and 18 km southeast of Pyrgos. In 2011, the population of the town was 1,864, and of the community, which includes the villages Poros and Moschoula, 2,356. The town has a kindergarten, schools, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a center of environmental training, two churches, restaurants, banks, a police station, a fire brigade, a medical center and a post office. Greek National Road 76 (Kallikomo - Andritsaina - Megalopoli) passes south of the town. The Samiko beach is located approximately 6 kilometers to the north.

Krestena is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°35.5′N 21°37.2′E / 37.5917°N 21.6200°E / 37.5917; 21.6200Coordinates: 37°35.5′N 21°37.2′E / 37.5917°N 21.6200°E / 37.5917; 21.6200
Administrative regionWest Greece
Regional unitElis
Municipal unitSkillounta
 • Population2,356 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΗΑ


Year Town Community
1981 3,539 -
1991 - 5,422
2001 4,903 5,783
2011 1,864 2,356


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.

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