On the outskirts of Amalias is the Byzantine
Monastery of Frangavilla,
now the orphanage of the municipality of Elis. The
Katholikon, a Middle Byzantine building, is one of the most important churches
of Eleia. It is a four-columned inscribed cruciform church with a dome.
Later additions and repairs have altered its exterior appearance
and it now gives the impression of being massive and unarticulated. Preserved
on the interior are important wall paintings. The earliest are probably contemporary
with the erection of the building and the later ones are datable to the 17th century.