Elati nestles in a small basin of Western Menalo. Except for a few scattered meadows, reflecting the limited agricultural interests of the village, all the visible area is forested, mainly by Greek fir stands, with an oblong strip of riparian vegetation along the Mylaon valley. The fir forest forms a compact entity until the clearly defined perimeter of the plain of Karkalou, the upper livestock zones of Klinitsa, the Mylaon river and the stream of Karkalou. Within this quadrilateral, the fir has found perfect growth conditions and forms dense stands of straight and healthy individuals. However, small natural «accidents» due to geomorphology or human impact (cliffs, ravines, pens, openings), diverse and renew forest and offer new opportunities the wildlife hidden within it.
Along the meandering Mylaon river run an endless elongated line consisting of plane trees, willow and alder, alternating mature individuals and regenerating stands. On the meadows left by the old farming activities and along the river grow a great variety of shrubs and herbaceous plants attached to moisture of the valley. Larger grassland are formed either on the Mazaraki plateau- as a result of long and intensive livestock pressure – either in Madara peak- because of the weather. In these regions we will find the largest variety of flora and fauna of all Arcadia and among them many rare or unusual species.