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Chalandri municipality
Δήμος Χαλανδρίου (Χαλάνδρι)
Chalandri (Greece)
Basic data
State : GreeceGreece Greece
Region : Attica
Regional District : Athens North
Geographic coordinates : 38 ° 1 ′  N , 23 ° 48 ′  E Coordinates: 38 ° 1 ′  N , 23 ° 48 ′  E
Area : 10.805 km²
Residents : 74,192 (2011)
Population density : 6,866.5 inhabitants / km²
Post Code: 15231-15238
Community logo:
Municipality logo of the municipality of Chalandri
Seat: Chalandri
LAU-1 code no .: 4612
Districts : nof7
Local self-government : f12f12nof7
Location in the Attica region
File: 2011 Dimos Chalandriou.png
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Chalandri ( Greek Χαλάνδρι ( n. Sg. ), Outdated also Χαλάνδριον Chalandrion ) is a Greek city in the east of the Attica region and a suburb of Athens.


Chalandri is located approximately 12 km north of Athens city center. It belongs to the Athens-North regional district of the greater Athens area. In the north it borders on Marousi , in the south on Filothei-Psychiko . The development of the suburbs merges into one another, even if the green area per inhabitant is the largest in Athens.


political protest

At the site of today's Chalandri was Phlya ( Greek Φλύα Flya ), one of the largest of the ten Athenian demoi and part of the administrative region of Kekropis . Phlya was the hometown of Euripides . Among other fertility cults, the mysteries of the goddess Gaia were located here . The lithagogia ( Greek λιθαγωγία , literally "stone guide ") ran through the area of ​​today's Chalandria , a transport route on which the marble blocks were brought from the quarries on Pendeli to the center of Athens. A section was only recently excavated on Pendelis Boulevard.

Remains of an aqueduct and a burial chamber with a barrel vault from the 2nd century AD have been preserved from Roman times , which was later converted almost unchanged into the chapel of the Panagia Marmariotissa ( Greek Παναγία Μαρμαριότισσα ).

In the Greek War of Independence in 1821 there was a skirmish between the rebels and the Turks approaching from Athens near Chalandri.

Still a popular rural excursion destination in the first decades of the 20th century, Chalandri experienced dynamic growth , mainly due to the settlement of refugees after the catastrophe in Asia Minor in 1923 and as a result of the economic development of the last few decades. In particular due to the expansion of Athens in the 1960s and 1970s, which was associated with heavy construction activity, the previously rural municipality has grown together with the capital and other suburbs to form a metropolitan region.

Population development

View of Chalandri
year Residents change density
1981 54,320 - 5,027.3 / km²
1991 66,285 +11,965 = + 22.03% 6,134.7 / km²
2001 71,684 +5,399 = + 8.15% 6,634.3 / km²


Marble workshop in Chalandri
  • Agia Varvara
  • Ano Chalandri
  • Neo Chalandri
  • Kato Chalandri
  • Patima
  • Metamorfosi
  • Polydroso
  • Toufa (or Frangoklisia)
  • Sidera
  • Synikismos

Transport, economy and culture

Doukissis Plakendias metro station

Chalandri is by the metro line  3 ("blue line") with the stations "Chalandri" and the traffic junction "Doukissis Plakendias" to the local public transport and by the intersecting motorways 6 ( Attiki Odos ) and 64 (Ymittos-Ring) to the Trunk road network connected.

Chalandri is a commercial center in the north of Athens. Numerous commercial enterprises and associations have settled here. Its activities are particularly concentrated along the north-south axis of Kifisias Boulevard. Numerous foreign embassies, the Greek National Mint, Vodafone Hellas, IBM Hellas, and the foreign headquarters of the state social security IKA are based in Chalandri.

Chalandri is also home to numerous public and private schools, lyceums, high schools, churches and clubs (Chalandri AC sports club).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Results of the 2011 census at the Greek Statistical Office ELSTAT ( Memento of the original from November 13, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /