Elea named in the Roman period Velia, is an ancient polis of Magna Grecia. The archaeological area is located in the Contrada Piana di Velia, in the municipality of Ascea, within the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. Access to the site is from Via di Porta Rosa. The excavations, close to the railway and not far from Ascea Marina, can be visited every day. Of the ancient city remain the Port Area, Porta Marina, Porta Rosa, the Hellenistic Baths and the Roman Baths, the Agora, the Acropolis, the Southern District and the Archaic Quarter