Paralia, Achaea

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For the municipal unit in Pieria, see Paralia, Pieria.
Paralia is located in Greece
Coordinates 38°11′N 21°42′E / 38.183°N 21.700°E / 38.183; 21.700Coordinates: 38°11′N 21°42′E / 38.183°N 21.700°E / 38.183; 21.700
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Achaea
Municipality: Patras
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 9,074
 - Area: 11.98 km2 (5 sq mi)
 - Density: 757 /km2 (1,962 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 5 m (16 ft)
Postal code: 263 xx, 264 xx, 265 00
Telephone: 2610
Auto: ΑΧ

Paralia (Greek: Παραλία meaning beach) is a town and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Patras, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is a suburb of Patras, about 6 km southwest of the city centre. The town population is about 6,000. It is a popular beach resort for residents of Patras. The new Greek National Road 9 (Patras - Pyrgos) runs south of the town. The railway Patras - Pyrgos runs parallel to the coast, at about 100 m from the shore.

Population history[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 2,730 -
1991 3,122 5,667
2001 6,124 9,156


The municipal unit Paralia is subdivided into the following communities:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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