Alea is a beautiful and amphitheatrical village, 74km from Argos.
The locals have dried up the village’s lake, so that its fertile soil offers
crops much earlier. They also cultivate lentils, chickpeas, beans, maize, potatoes,
tomatoes, other produce, grain, barley and other cereals. There are many apple,
walnut and almond trees.
As most Argolida
villages, Alea is constantly developing. It is a village with traditional renovated
houses, new roads and newly built buildings. The church of the Virgin Mary is
the village’s main church and locals believe that it dates back to the 13th
century. In general, the picturesque narrow streets and the traditional houses
bolster up the beauty of the village.
(text: Alexis Totsikas)
This text (extract) is cited April 2004 from the Prefecture
of Argolis tourist pamphlet.