Elata is a Greek village on the island of Chios [ [http://www.chiosnet.gr/map/map.asp?location=26 Chios Map, Aegean Island of Chios Greece, Map of Chios Greece ] ] . 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, mastiha, and olives [ [http://www.gtp.gr/Locpage.asp?id=8006 ELATA - location in (GTP) Greek Travel Pages ] ] . 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. [ [http://www.chiosonline.gr/elata.asp Elata ] ] . 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.


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