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The archaeological collection of Elatia includes findings from excavations in western Lokris, called northeastern Phokis in ancient times. In that area, along the Kifissos river basin, thirteen towns where situated, Erochos, Charadra, Lilea, Tithronion, Drimea, Amfiklia, Tritis, Pediis, Neonas, Tithorea, Elatia, Ledon and Parapotamii. On the eastern side, near Opountia Lokris border, there are cities of Yampolis and Avai, wlile close to the Boeotian border lied the towns of Davlia, Panopeus and Amvrossos. Amongst all towns of Fhokis, Elatia seems to have been the most influential over the ancient times, apparently due to its location and its role as a link in the trading route between Thermopylae and Chaeronea. The data available regarding the geometric and archaic periods are very few. However, the appears to be thriving during Hellenistic and Roman periods. It is considered to have been the largest town in Phokis at the time.