|Skillountia or Skilountia |
|Municipal district:||Skillountia (seat)|
| Population: (2001)|
-Percent of the municipality
28 _-17 or -3.78%)
| Alfeios (25 m)|
about 200 to 300 m
|Postal code:||GR-270 55|
|Car designation:|| |
Skillounta, also Skilloundia, Skilountia and Skiloundia (Greek: Σκιλλουντία, Latin and Ancient: Skilluntia, Scilluntia), also with the i accented is a small village in the municipality of Volakas, Ilia Prefecture, Greece. Its 2001 population was 406 for the village. Situated in the south banks of the Alfeios River, it owes its name meaning the little Alfeios, which was used in the early 20th century.
|Year||Population||Change||Municipal district population||Percent of the municipal district||Percent of the municipality|
|1991||45||+45 or +44.25%||-||-||-|
|2001||28||-17 or -3.78%||550||5.09%|| 0.18% (village)|
3.64% (municipal district)
The village has about 4 to 5 km of paved road and about 6 km of gravel road. It has about 6 to 8 km of hydro lines, all of them have been repaired from the tremendous fire, phone lines ad to 4 to 5 km.
Its geography consists of forests that dominate the area with a few bushes and grasslands around the area, much of the area are mountainous, farmlands dominate the area.
The location of the ancient city has been excavated and is founded 3.5 km from Olympia in the location of Profitis Ilias, Makrissia. It also features the ruins of the Temple of Athens and its buildings.
Skillountia was ruled by the Ottoman Turks, it became a part of Greece after the Greek War of Independence. History between the Byzantine period and the war of independence was almost unrecorded. It adopted its current name in the early 20th century. Many of its inhabitants live in nearby Nea Skillountia. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, its buildings were rebuilt. Alfeioussa became connected with asphalt in the 1960s. More pavement was accessed in the late 20th century. Electricity, radio and automobiles were introduced in the mid-20th century, television in the late-20th century and computer and internet at the turn of the millennium. During the creation and recreation of the municipalities under the Capodistrian Plan in 1997, it owes the name to the municipality of Skillounta.
Skillountia was affected of the a tremendous fire on Sunday August 26, 2007, during the afternoon hours firefighters along with planes and choppers managed to spread out the blaze and affected the southeastern portions. Blaze spread into the mountains and burned pine, spruce and cypress trees as well as a couple of groves, it destroyed half of its economy and may takes years to repair.
Its main economy is agriculture, its main production includes olives, cattle, fruits, vegetables and other crops, the village has about 100 to 200 farms in the area.