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The Beehives' Land
The Beehives' Land
Melissia is located in Greece
Coordinates 38°3′N 23°50′E / 38.050°N 23.833°E / 38.050; 23.833Coordinates: 38°3′N 23°50′E / 38.050°N 23.833°E / 38.050; 23.833
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: North Athens
Municipality: Penteli
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 22,741
 - Area: 3.956 km2 (2 sq mi)
 - Density: 5,748 /km2 (14,889 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 290 m (951 ft)
Postal code: 151 xx
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z

Melissia (Greek: Μελίσσια) is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Penteli, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] Melissia is situated at the southwestern foot of the Penteli mountains, 12 km northeast of Athens city centre. It is a green residential town.

It was part of the municipality of Marousi until 1946, when it became a separate community. It became a municipality in 1990.[3] The population of Melissia was more than 22,000 at the 2011 census. It has six primary schools, two high schools (Greek "Gymnasium"), one lyceum and a modern municipal swimming-pool.

Historical population[edit]

Melissia Main Square
Year Population
1981 8,639
1991 13,469
2001 19,526
2011 22,741

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ EETAA local government changes

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