Afidnes ( Greek: Αφίδνες, Ancient Greek: Ἄφιδνα or Ἀφίδναι, from the Middle Ages until 1919: Κιούρκα - Kiourka ) is a small town in [2 ] East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Oropos, of which it is a municipal unit. It is situated in the eastern foothills of the [3 ] Parnitha mountains, 3 km southwest of Polydendri, 5 km southeast of Malakasa and 27 km north of Athens city centre. Afidnes has a station on the railway from Athens to Thessaloniki. The Motorway 1 (Athens - Lamia - Thessaloniki) passes east of the town.
Ancient Aphidna was one of the twelve ancient towns of Attica. In Greek mythology, Aphidna was the place where
Theseus left Helen after he had abducted her. The archaeological site of Aphidnae is small. It was excavated in the 19th century. 13 Middle Helladic [4 ] tumuli have been found.
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The community Afidnes consists of the following settlements:
Afidnes (2011 census pop. 1,908) Agía Triada (959)
Stathmos Afidnon (293)
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