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Attica Periphery
Περιφέρεια Αττικής
Location of Attica Periphery in Greece
 
Capital Athens
Prefectures Athens
East Attica
Piraeus
West Attica
Population 3,841,408 (2005)
Area 3,808 km²
Population density 1,009/km²
Website

Attica (in Greek: Αττική, Attike; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a periphery (subdivision) in Greece, containing Athens, the capital of Greece. Attica is subdivided into the prefectures of Athens, Piraeus, East Attica and West Attica. Image File history File links GreeceAtticaNBKythinia. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External... Athens is one of the prefectures of Greece. ... East Attica ... Piraeus is one of the prefectures of Greece. ... West Attica is one of the prefectures of Greece. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... This page as shown in the aol 9. ... This is a list of traditional Greek place names. ... The peripheries (περιφέρειες) are the subnational divisions of Greece. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External... Athens is one of the prefectures of Greece. ... Piraeus is one of the prefectures of Greece. ... East Attica ... West Attica is one of the prefectures of Greece. ...


Attica is located in what is today southern Greece, and covers about 3,800 square kilometers. In addition to Athens, it contains within its area the cities of Peiraeus, Eleusis, Megara, Laurium, and Marathon, as well as a small part of the Peloponnese peninsula and the islands of Salamis, Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Kythira, and Antikythera. About 3,750,000 people live in the periphery, of which more than 95% are inhabitants of the Athens metropolitan area. Piraeus, or Peiraeus (Modern Greek: Πειραιά(ς) Pireá(s), Ancient Greek / Katharevousa: Πειραιεύς Pireéfs) is a city in the prefecture of Attica, Greece, located south of Athens. ... Eleusis (Game) The cardgame invented by Robert Abbott in 1962, and later popularized in 1977 by Martin Gardner in his Mathematical Games column in Scientific American magazine. ... Megara (Greek: Μέγαρα; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient city in Attica, Greece. ... Laurium or Laurion (Λαύριον, Thoricum before early 1000s BC, Ergastiri throughout the medieval times and the mid to late 1000s, Ergastiri is Greek for Workplace) is a town in southeastern part of Attica, Greece and is one of the southernmost and the seat of the municipality of Laverotiki, famous in... Marathon (Greek, Modern: Μαραθώνας Marathona or Marathonas, Ancient/ Katharevousa: Μαραθών, Marathon) is a town in Greece, the site of the battle of Marathon in 490 BC, in which the Athenian army defeated the Persians. ... Though Peloponnese is used to refer to the entire peninsula, the periphery with that name includes only part of that landmass. ... The Greek island of Salamis (Greek, Modern: Σαλάμινα Salamina, Ancient/Katharevousa: ) is the largest island in the Saronic Gulf, about 1 nautical mile (2 km) off-coast from Piraeus. ... Aegina (Greek: Αίγινα Egina) is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 31 miles (50 km) from Athens. ... Poros (Greek: Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 48 km (32 miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel. ... Hydra (Greek: Υδρα, pronounced EE-dhra) is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. ... Spetses (Greek, Modern: Σπέτσες, Ancient/Katharevousa: -ai), older form Spetsai is an island in Greece. ... Kythira (Îœodern Hellenic: Κύθηρα), also known as Cerigo (Τσιρίγο), also spelt: Kithira, Kythera, Cythera, Cerigo or Tsirigo, is an hellenic island, historically part of the Ionian Islands. ... Antikythera (Αντικύθηρα) is a Greek island with a land mass of 20 square kilometers, 38 kilometers south-east of Kythira. ...


Athens was originally the capital of Central Greece. Central Greece (Greek: Στερεά Ελλάδα - Stereá Elláda) is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece. ...

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Geography

Attica is a peninsula jutting into the Aegean Sea. Mountains divide the peninsula into the plains of Pedia, Mesogeia, and Thriasia. The mountains include Hymettus, the eastern portion of Geraneia, Parnitha, Aigaleo and the Penteli mountains. To the north it is bordered by the Boeotian plain and to the west it is bordered by Corinth. The Saronic Gulf lies to the south and the island of Euboea lies off the north coast. Athens' first and only large reservoir, Lake Marathon, is about 42 km northeast and is called the Marathon Dam, which first opened in the 1920s. Since that time, it has been Attica's largest lake. Forests cover the area around Parnitha, around Hymettus and into the northeast and the north in the hills and the mountains, except for the mountaintops, but the mountains to the west and the south are grassy, barren or forested. Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... The Aegean Sea. ... Hymettus, also Hymettos (Gr. ... Mount Geraneia or Gerania (Greek: Γεράνεια), rarely Yerania is a mountain range that spans about 5 km from north to south (about 5 km N of Agioi Theodoroi to the Gulf of Corinth) and from east to west from 15 to 20 km. ... Mount Parnitha (Greek, modern: Πάρνηθα, ancient/Katharevousa: -is, sometimes Parnetha), older forms Parnes, Parnis is a mountain and range north of Athens and Menidi/Acharnae, the tallest on the peninsula of Attica. ... Aegaleo (Greek Αιγάλεω Aig leo, Latin Aegaleus), also Aigaleo and Egaleo, is a mountain in Greece. ... Pentéli or Pendeli, (Greek: Πεντέλη, ancient forms: Pentele or Pentelicus, Mendeli in medieval times) is a tall mountain and mountain range situated northeast of Athens and southwest of Marathon. ... Boeotia or Beotia (//, (Greek Βοιωτια; see also list of traditional Greek place names) was the central area of ancient Greece. ... Temple of Apollo at Corinth Corinth, or Korinth (Κόρινθος) is a Greek city, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the original isthmus, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ... The Saronic Gulf or Gulf of Aegina in Greece forms part of the Aegean Sea and defines the eastern side of the isthmus of Corinth. ... Euboea or Negropont (Modern Greek: Εύβοια Evia, Ancient Greek Εúβοια Eúboia; see also List of traditional Greek place names), is the largest island of the Greek archipelago. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The Cephisus River is the longest river, and Parnetha or Parnitha is the tallest mountain in Attica. The prefecture also has parklands in the Hymettus, Penteli and the Parnitha mountains and the southern part of the peninsula. Cephissus (Greek Κήφισσος: Kifissós, Kephissós, or Kêphissos) or Cephisus (Greek Κήφισος: Kêphisos) the name of several rivers in Greece: Cephissus (Boeotia), a river arising in Phocis and flowing through northern Boeotia into Lake Copais. ...


According to Plato, Attica's ancient boundaries were fixed by the Isthmus, and that in the direction of the continent they extended as far as the heights of Cithaeron and Parnes. The boundary line came down in the direction of the sea, having the district of Oropus on the right, and with the river Asopus as the limit on the left. Plato (Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn, wide, broad-shouldered) (c. ... The Isthmus of Corinth is the narrow landbridge which connects the Peloponnesos peninsula with the mainland of Greece, near the city of Corinth. ... Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska (USA) has the largest visible base-to-summit elevation difference on Earth. ... In Greek mythology, Cithaeron was beloved by Tisiphone, one of the Erinyes. ... Mount Parnitha (Greek, modern: Πάρνηθα, ancient/Katharevousa: -is, sometimes Parnetha), older forms Parnes, Parnis is a mountain and range north of Athens and Menidi/Acharnae, the tallest on the peninsula of Attica. ... Oropos, or Oropus is a Greek seaport, on the Euripus in Attica, opposite Eretria. ... Asopus or Asôpos is the name of five different rivers in Greece and also in Greek mythology the name of the gods of those rivers. ...


Climate

The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot dry summers and minimal rainfall, and cool to mild winters. Mountains receive some snowfall every winter, but this rarely extends to the low-lying areas. Frost conditions are also very rare. Forest fires and flash floods are common. Fire in San Bernardino, California Mountains (image taken from the International Space Station) A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, or bushfire (in Australasia), is an uncontrolled fire in wildland often caused by lightning; other common causes are human carelessness and arson. ... Lower Antelope Canyon was carved out of sandstone over millions of years by flash floods A flash flood is a rapid flooding of low-lying areas, rivers and streams, that is caused by the intense rainfall associated with a thunderstorm, or multiple training thunderstorms. ...


History

The process of the unification of Attica by Athens is not entirely clear, but it concluded at some point in the first half of the 7th century BC when Eleusis and the surrounding plains were joined to the Athenian state, and its inhabitants became citizens. Even then, the boundaries were not fixed, as Athens struggled with Megara for control of Salamis, and with Boeotia over border towns like Oropus for centuries. See History of Athens. (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 7th century BC started on January 1, 700 BC and ended on December 31, 601 BC. // Overview Events Ashurbanipal, king of Assyria who created the the first systematically collected library at Nineveh A 16th century depiction of the Hanging Gardens of... Eleusis (Game) The cardgame invented by Robert Abbott in 1962, and later popularized in 1977 by Martin Gardner in his Mathematical Games column in Scientific American magazine. ... Megara (Greek: Μέγαρα; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient city in Attica, Greece. ... The Greek island of Salamis (Greek, Modern: Σαλάμινα Salamina, Ancient/Katharevousa: ) is the largest island in the Saronic Gulf, about 1 nautical mile (2 km) off-coast from Piraeus. ... Boeotia or Beotia (//, (Greek Βοιωτια; see also list of traditional Greek place names) was the central area of ancient Greece. ... Oropos, or Oropus is a Greek seaport, on the Euripus in Attica, opposite Eretria. ... A view of the Acropolis of Athens during the Ottoman period, showing the buildings which were removed at the time of independence The history of Athens is the longest of any city in Europe: Athens has been almost continuously inhabited for at least 3,000 years. ...


Attica later became part of (successively) the Roman and Byzantine Empires, the crusader Duchy of Athens, and the Ottoman Empire, until the Greek War of Independence. For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Byzantine Empire (Greek: Βυζαντινή Αυτοκρατορία) is the term conventionally used since the 19th century to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered at its capital in Constantinople. ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ... // Duchy of Athens A small crusader state which was established after the Sack of Constantinople (1204) by the Crusaders. ... Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power (1683) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Söğüt (1299-1326), Bursa (1326-1365), Edirne (1365-1453), İstanbul (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanl... Combatants Greek revolutionaries, Great Britain, Russia, France Ottoman Empire, Egyptian troops Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis, Alexander Ypsilanti Omer Vrionis, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt. ...


Transportation

Roads and Highways

The area is connected by roads and highways:

Greek National Road 1 is the longest highway in Greece. ... Greece National Road 3 is a highway that is the old national road from Eleusis to Larissa, and near Tyrnavos to Elassonas and the new national road up to the border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia near Niki and links with the M3. ... Greek National Road 8 is an old highway linking the cities of Patras, Corinth and Athens. ... A non-freeway part of the road Greek National Road 8A, sometimes Greek National Road 8 is a toll road running from Kifissou avenue, in Athens up to the northeast of Patras. ... Main Route Greek National Road 89 is a highway that goes from Koropi to Lavrio as a continuation of the Attiki Odos route. ... Overview Greek National Road 91 (GR-91) is a highway running from the southernmost limit of the Athens metropolitan Area, in Vouliagmeni up to Sounio. ... Attiki Odos (Greek: Αττική Οδος) is a private-owned superhighway in Greece. ...

Ferry lines

Numerous ferry lines, both normal ferries and the "flying dolphins" (fast sea vessels), connect the port of Piraeus with the islands of the periphery.


Other

The Athens tram connects the city centre with the coast The Mass Transit System of Athens, Greece consists of: Buses (Operated by E.THE.L., Etaireia Thermikon Leoforeion, Thermal Bus Company, , in Greek) Electric Buses (Trolleys) (Operated by I.L.P.A.P., Ilektrika Leoforeia Periohis Athinon - Peiraios, Electric Buses... Refurbished metro station in Maroussi, Athens. ... Proastiakos train in Athens Central Railway Station The Proastiakos (Greek: Προαστιακός meaning literally the Suburban) is the suburban railway system of Athens, Greece. ...

Communications

Television

Mega Channel, also known as Mega TV, was the first corporate-owned channel to launch on the Greek airwaves. ... Star Channel, launched in the late 20th century is a Greek network broadcasting foreign-programming most of the time with a few Greek programs. ... Alpha TV is a Greek terrestrial channel (prior to 2000: Skaï, the Greek spelling of Sky). ... Alter Channel/Alter TV better known as Alter, is a private network in Greece. ... 902 TV is a channel, which is supported of the KKE, the greek political party of Communism. ...

Radio

  • 87.7 En Lefko - Athens: 87.7 FM http://www.877.gr
  • 88.3 Village FM - Agios Ioannis Rentis (Athens) - 88.3 FM http://www.villagefm.com
  • 90.2 Aristera sta FM - Athens: 90.1 FM http://www.902.gr
  • Antenna Radio - Athens: 97.2 FM http://www.antenna.gr
  • Athena 98.4 FM - Athens: 98.3 FM http://www.athina984fm.gr - Municipal Radio of the City of Athens
  • Atlantis FM - Athens: 105.2 FM http://www.atlantisfm.gr
  • Athens Radio Deejay - Athens: 95.2 FM http://www.radiodeejay.fm - Broadcasts nationally
  • Best Radio - Athens: 92.6 FM http://www.bestradio.gr
  • Diesi 101.3 - Athens: 101.3 FM http://www.diesifm.gr
  • Diva FM - Athens: 106.2 FM http://www.divafm.gr
  • Epikinonia FM - Athens: 94.0 FM http://www.94fm.gr - Municipal Radio of Neo Iraklio
  • ERT Radio - public - Athens: http://www.ert.gr
  • Filia 107 FM - public - Athens: 107.0 FM/665 am - http://www.ert.gr
  • Flash 96 - Athens: 96.0 FM http://www.flash.gr - Broadcasts nationally
  • Galaxy 92 - Athens: 92.0 FM http://www.galaxy92.gr
  • Jeronimo Groovy FM - Athens: 88.9 FM http://www.jeronimogroovy.com
  • Kosmos 93.6 - Athens: public - 93.6 FM http://www.kosmos936.gr
  • Melodia FM - Athens: 99.2 FM http://www.melodia.gr
  • NET 105.8 - Athens: 105.8/91.6 FM/729 MW - http://www.ert.gr - Broadcasts Nationally
  • Nitro Radio - Athens: 102.5 FM http://www.nitroradio.gr
  • Oasis FM - Athens: 88.0 FM http://www.oasisfm.gr
  • Orange 93.2 FM - Athens: 93.2 FM http://www.orange932.gr
  • Planet FM - Athens: 99.5 FM
  • Polis 88.6 FM - Athens: 88.6 FM http://www.polisfm.gr
  • Profit FM - Athens: 96.6 FM
  • Radio 98 FM - Athens: 98.0 FM http://www.radio98fm.gr - Free pirate radio of Athens
  • Radio Gold - Athens: 103.3 FM http://www.radiogold.com
  • Radio Greece - Athens: via satellite - http://www.radiogreece.gr
  • Radio Sfera - Athens: 102.2 FM http://www.sfera.gr - Broadcasts nationally
  • Red FM - Athens: 96.3 FM http://www.redfm.gr
  • Rhythmos FM - Athens: 94.9 FM http://www.rythmosfm.gr
  • Rock FM 96.9 - Athens: 96.9 FM http://www.rockfm.gr
  • Skai Radio - Athens: 100.3/100.6 FM http://www.skairadio.gr - Broadcasts Nationally
  • Soho Radio - Athens: 89.8 FM http://www.sohoradio.gr
  • Sportime FM - Athens: 89.2 FM
  • Supersport FM - Athens: 94.6 FM http://www.sport-fm.gr - Broadcasts nationally
  • Superstar FM - Athens: 98.6 FM
  • Xenios FM - Athens: 94.3 and 97.4 FM http://www.xenios943.gr - Municipal Radio of Ano Liosia

In March, 2001, the Greek government shut down approximately 60 of the 90+ FM radio stations in the Athens area, citing interference to frequencies to be used by the new Athens International Airport, though it is largely believed (and much evidence supporting this exists) that the government shut down these stations as a political favor to powerful publishing and media groups, whose stations, for the most part, remained on the air. In 2002, 8 of these stations reopened, and in 2004, a few more stations reopened. Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... Agios Ioannis Rentis, Agios Ioannis Rendis, Agios Ioannis Redis, Ayios Ioannis Rentis, Ayios Ioannis Rendis, Ayios Ioannis Redis, (Greek: Άγιος Ιωάννης Ρέντης, first part meaning Saint John), older forms Aghios Ioannis Rentis, Aghios Ioannis Rendis, is a suburb in the southwestern part of Athens, Greece. ... Athena 98. ... Heraklio, rarely Heraklion and Iraklio (Greek, modern: Ηράκλειο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older form: Iraklio, is a suburb in the northern part of Athens, Greece. ... Ano Liosia or Ano Liossia (Greek:Άνω Λιόσια ) is a suburb in the nrothern part of Athens, Greece. ... The E. Venizelos Athens International Airport The Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, which began operation in March 2001, serves the city of Athens in Greece. ...


Sporting teams

Basketball teams

Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos (Greek: Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος, i. ...

Football/soccer teams

Premier and second divisions A & B' Ethnikis (2005/06)

AEK Athens FC is the football club of the Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos, or in English the Athletic Union of Constantinople (AEK). ... A.P.O. Akratitos is a soccer club that plays in the Beta Ethniki in Greece. ... Ano Liosia or Ano Liossia (Greek:Άνω Λιόσια ) is a suburb in the nrothern part of Athens, Greece. ... Chaidari, Haidari, or Khaidari Χαϊδάριον(Greek, modern: , Ancient/Katharevousa: ), older forms Haidarion and Khaidarion is a suburb in the west northwestern part of Athens, Greece. ... Egaleo FC are a Greek football club, who play at Egaleo, Athens. ... Kaisariani or Kaissariani (Greek: Καισαριάνη), also Kesariani or Kessariani, is a suburb in the eastern part of Athens, Greece. ... Zografou ( Greek: Ζωγράφου), rarely Zografos, is a suburb in the eastern part of Athens, Greece. ... Ionikos FC is a soccer club that plays in the Alpha Ethniki (highest division) in Greece. ... Nikaia or Nikea (Greek: Νίκαια) is a suburb in the west southwestern part of Athens, Greece. ... Kallithea FC (Kallithea, Athens, Greece, in Greek Γ.Σ. Καλλιθέα) [1] was founded in 1966 from the amalgamation of four local football (soccer) clubs: Esperos [2] (played in Greek Division 1 in years 1948-49, 1949-50 and 1954-55), Iraklis (Hercules), AE Kallitheas... Photo 1: Kallithea on the simulated view of Greater Athens from above. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... Olympiacos CFP is a Greek football club, part of the Olympiacos sports club founded in 1925, which plays in the port city of Piraeus. ... Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos (Greek: Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος, i. ... Panionios NFC are a Greek football club, who play at Nea Smirni, Athens. ... Nea Smyrni or Nea Smirni (Greek: Νέα Σμύρνη, literally New Smyrna) is a suburb in the southwestern part of Athens, Greece. ... Peristeri, older forms Peristerio and Peristerion is a suburban community in Athens area (Attica), Greece. ... Peristeri, older forms Peristerio and Peristerion is a suburban community in Athens area (Attica), Greece. ... Nicaea is also the ancient name of the French city Nice. ... Fyli or Fili (Greek: Φυλή), Latin and ancient form: Phyle, is a suburb in the northwestern part of Athens, Greece. ...

Third division

Acharnes, commonly Acharnai or Acharne (or Akharnes, Akharne, Akharnai, Aharnes, Aharnai, Aharne, Greek:, Ancient/Katharevousa and official name: Αχάρναι, Modern and older spelling: Αχάρνες) is a suburb of Athens also known as Menidi (Μενίδι). ... Ethnikos may refer to the following: Ethnikos Asteras, a football team from Athens, Greece Ethnikos Piraeus, a football team from Piraeus, Greece Ethnikos Achnas, a football team from Famagusta, Cyprus Ethnikos Assias, a football team from Nicosia, Greece Ethnikos Katerinis, a lower-league football team from Greece Ethnikos Patron, a... View of Piraeus A night ferry about to leave the port of Piraeus for the Dodecanese Piraeus, or Peiraeus (Modern Greek: Πειραιάς Peiraiás or Pireás, Ancient Greek / Katharevousa: Πειραιεύς Pireéfs) is a city in the periphery of Attica, Greece, located south of Athens. ... Megara (Greek: Μέγαρα; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient city in Attica, Greece. ...

Junior division/unassorted

  • Aittitos - Spata
  • Aris Petroupoli - Petroupoli
  • Aris Vari FC - Vari
  • Artemis FC - Artemis (Loutsa)
  • Aspropyrgos
  • Gkyziakos - Gkyzi
  • Ilioupoli
  • Koropi
  • Kouvaras AC - Kouvaras
  • Olympiakos Papagou - Papagou
  • Panelefsiniakos - Eleusis

Spata (Greek: Σπάτα), is a suburb in the eastern part of Athens, Greece. ...

All sports

  • Ampelokipoi AC - Athens (in the area of Ampelokipoi), fourth division
  • Ethnikos GS - Athens, fourth division
  • Fokianos Athinon - Athens, fourth division
  • Mini Football/soccer fields

Ampelokipoi is a suburb of the city of Athens in Greece. ...

Persons

For people that live in Athens, see Athens#Persons Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ...

January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Vilia (Greek: Βίλια) is a municipality of the Greek prefecture of Attica. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...

Hospitals

Nicaea is also the ancient name of the French city Nice. ... Eleusis (Game) The cardgame invented by Robert Abbott in 1962, and later popularized in 1977 by Martin Gardner in his Mathematical Games column in Scientific American magazine. ... Zografou ( Greek: Ζωγράφου), rarely Zografos, is a suburb in the eastern part of Athens, Greece. ... Nikaia or Nikea (Greek: Νίκαια) is a suburb in the west southwestern part of Athens, Greece. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... View of Piraeus A night ferry about to leave the port of Piraeus for the Dodecanese Piraeus, or Peiraeus (Modern Greek: Πειραιάς Peiraiás or Pireás, Ancient Greek / Katharevousa: Πειραιεύς Pireéfs) is a city in the periphery of Attica, Greece, located south of Athens. ... Voula (Greek: Βούλα) is a municipality and a suburban town in southern Attica and is the second southernmost municipality in the Megalo Daktylo (Large Fingernail), approximately 17 km S of Athens, SW of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport and the Attiki Odos (numbers 6 and 62), NW of Cape Sounio and... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ...

Municipalities and communities

See:

The Greek periphery of Attica is subdivided into four prefectural sects: Athens, Piraeus, West Attica and East Attica. ... This is a list of settlements in the periphery of Attica, Greece. ...

Provinces

  • Province of Attica - Athens
  • Province of Kythera
  • Province of Megara (Megaris) - Megara
  • Province of Salamis - Salamis, now part of Piraeus

The former provinces in italics no longer exist. Here are a lists of the provinces (Greek: επαρχεία, eparcheia fr. ...

Map of peripheries of Greece Peripheries of Greece Flag of Greece
Attica | Central Greece | Central Macedonia | Crete | East Macedonia and Thrace | Epirus | Ionian Islands | North Aegean | Peloponnese | South Aegean | Thessaly | West Greece | West Macedonia

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Attica - LoveToKnow 1911 (2245 words)
ATTICA, a district of ancient Greece, triangular in shape, projecting in a south-easterly direction into the Aegean Sea, the base line being formed by the continuous chain of Mounts Cithaeron and Parnes, the apex by the promontory of Sunium.
The surface of Attica, as of the rest of Greece, is very mountainous, and between the mountain chains lie several plains of no great size, open on one side to the sea.
The place in Attica which has been the chief scene of excava tions (independently of Athens and its vicinty) is Eleusis, where the remains of the sanctuary of Demeter, the home of the Eleusinian Mysteries, together with other buildings in its neighbourhood, were cleared by the Greek Archaeological Society in 1882-1887 and 1895-1896.
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