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Elata is a Greek village on the island of Chios.[1] The village is situated on hilly terrain and has a population of several hundred.


Elata became a village hundreds of years ago when seven tribes came together to protect themselves from Turkish pirates. As a result, they built their village on a hill-side so they could better see ships on the Aegean Sea.

Today, the people of Elata mainly produce agriculture, from which comes almonds, grapes, honey, mastic, and olives.[2] The people of Elata also mine marble. There is also a sizable population of donkeys and goats in Elata.


The village of Elata is home to the church of the Holy Trinity.[3] Elata is also home to centuries old buildings, including the remnants of a fort built to protect themselves from pirates, who would sell children into slavery.


Coordinates: 38°17′N 25°59′E / 38.283°N 25.983°E / 38.283; 25.983