Figaleia (Greek: ) is a municipality in the Elis Prefecture, Greece. Population 2499 (2001). The seat of the municipality is in Nea Figaleia.
Figaleia is named after ancient Figaleia (Phigaleia). The place of the famous Apollo Temple at Bassae
Pausanias: On the mountain is a place called Bassae, and the temple of Apollo the Helper, which, including the roof, is of stone. Of the temples in the Peloponnesus, this might be placed first after the one at Tegea for the beauty of its stone and for its symmetry. Apollo received his name from the help he gave in time of plague, just as the Athenians gave him the name of Averter of Evil for turning the plague away from them. It was at the time of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians that he also saved the Phigalians, and at no other time; the evidence is that of the two surnames of Apollo, which have practically the same meaning, and also the fact that Ictinus, the architect of the temple at Phigalia, was a contemporary of Pericles, and built for the Athenians what is called the Parthenon.
Perivolia is a small village, known also as Garditsa
Near the village is the river Neda (the only river in Greece with a female name) with many waterfalls it is a natural border of Elis and Messinia. The river is named after the Arcadian nymph Neda
Persons from Perivolia, Vyron Polydoras (politician), Staikos Pantazis (lawyer)