Ano Liosia

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Ano Liosia

Άνω Λιόσια
View of Northeast Athens from Ano Liosia
View of Northeast Athens from Ano Liosia
Ano Liosia is located in Greece
Ano Liosia
Ano Liosia
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°42′E / 38.083°N 23.700°E / 38.083; 23.700Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°42′E / 38.083°N 23.700°E / 38.083; 23.700
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitWest Attica
 • Municipal unit38.447 km2 (14.844 sq mi)
160 m (520 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
133 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

Ano Liosia (Greek: Άνω Λιόσια) is a suburb and a former municipality in the northern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Fyli, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 38.447 km2.[3]


Ano Liosia lies in the eastern part of West Attica, between the mountains Parnitha to its north and Aigaleo to its southwest. It is 3 km west of Acharnes, 3 km north of Kamatero, 4 km southeast of Fyli, 10 km east of Aspropyrgos and 11 km north of Athens city centre.


Ano Liosia Proastiakos station

The Ano Liosia railway station is served by Proastiakos trains to the Athens International Airport and to Kiato in the Peloponnese. The railway station on the old metric Piraeus–Patras railway is now closed. Ano Liosia is connected to the rest of Athens by various bus lines, most notably the B12 and E42 lines. Motorway 6 runs south of the town.


On September 7, 1999, the 1999 Athens earthquake damaged between one hundred and a thousand homes. The 2007 Greek forest fires devastated the nearby forests.


Year Population
1951 1,660
1961 3,348
1971 11,388
1981 16,862
1991 21,397
2001 26,423
2011 33,565

A significant population of Romani live in the area.


Ano Liosia is considered one of the most dangerous ghettos of Greece and along with its neighbouring cities Acharnes and Zefyri hold the highest crime rates of the whole country.[4][5] Many drug addicts from various districts of Attica arrive to Ano Liosia as it is a convenient region to find their dose owing to the many dealers and the low to absent police patrols.[4]


The 11th International Chess Tournament took place in Ano Liosia in 2001. The following sports teams are based in Ano Liosia:

Sports venues:


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "«Γκέτο» συμμοριών η Δυτική Αττική: Ο «χάρτης» της βίας". City View (in Greek). 10 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Χάος, συμμορίες και πυροβολισμοί στην Δυτική Αττική με την εγκληματικότητα στο «κόκκινο»". Ελεύθερος Τύπος (in Greek). 18 May 2018.

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