The small village of Mali is built in a hollow in the mountain of Agios Konstantinos. It is built at an altitude of 1000 metres and is 19 kilometres from Filiatra. The oldest name of the village was Mali, while from 1896, it was also referred to as Mala. It is assumed that the village got its name from a resident, probably of Arvanite origin, since the word "mali" in Albanian means "big mountain".
During the Revolution of 1821, the villagers sided with Theodoros Kolokotronis, while afterwards, Dimitrios Koliopoulos (known as Plapoutas) raised his "horde" (disorderly crowd of warriors) to face Ibrahim and his troops.
The village of Mali may remain unknown to many people, but it is, however, a village with wonderful stone-built houses and unique natural beauty. Finally, in the village, there is the "Kontovounia Livestock Breeders' Association", which organises various cultural events every year.