Evrotas River, named after King Evrotas of ancient Sparta, who constructed a particular canal to give stagnant waters an outlet to the sea, is the cornucopia of this fertile valley around the municipalities of Skala and Elos. Its springs are high in Taygetos and Parnon, and its estuary is in Laconia Bay, thus forming a Delta of exquisite natural beauty.
The place’s agricultural production matches up to its natural wealth. The olive oil, the oranges, the lemons, the peppers, the tomatoes, and the aubergines, all farmed in the area, are first quality and are exported worldwide. Skala and Vlachioti stand out in farm production with their Agricultural Co-op and state-of-the-art oil press, respectively, with Glykovrisi and Elos following suit. An agronomist institute in Asteri conducts analyses of the area's soil, water and farm produce.
The visitor must try the local products, take part in the summer fetes, and enjoy the ancient classical performances in “Epidavrio Theatre” at the top of the hill of Prophet Elias in Vlachioti.