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Proastiakos Station of Doukissis Plakentias at Chalandri
Proastiakos Station of Doukissis Plakentias at Chalandri
Chalandri is located in Greece
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Chalandriou.png
Coordinates: 38°1′N 23°48′E / 38.017°N 23.800°E / 38.017; 23.800Coordinates: 38°1′N 23°48′E / 38.017°N 23.800°E / 38.017; 23.800
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitNorth Athens
 • MayorSimeon Roussos ([]; since 2014)
 • Municipality10.805 km2 (4.172 sq mi)
185 m (607 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
152 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

Chalandri (Greek: Χαλάνδρι, Ancient Greek: Φλύα, Phlya) is a suburb in the northern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. It is a municipality of the Attica region.


Chalandri is a suburb in Northern Athens, around 12 kilometres (7 miles) from the centre; its location corresponds with one of the 10 ancient demes (boroughs) of Athens, known as Phlya (Greek: Φλύα). The municipality has an area of 10.805 km2.[2] Chalandri was a small village until the rapid expansion of Athens during the 1960s and 1970s. Its built-up area is now continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Filothei, Marousi, Vrilissia, Agia Paraskevi, Cholargos, Neo Psychiko and Psychiko. Nevertheless, it has still a high ratio of open green areas per citizen in the Athens agglomeration. Several embassies are based in Chalandri. It is one of the largest suburbs in terms of population, with more than 70,000 residents. It holds an independent municipality status since 1944. Chalandri is served by the Chalandri metro station.

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chalandri has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[3]


  • Agia Varvara
  • Ano Chalandri
  • Doukissis Plakentias (Neo Chalandri)
  • Kato Chalandri
  • Patima
  • Metamorfosi
  • Polydroso
  • Rizarios
  • Toufa (or Fragoklisia)
  • Sidera
  • Synoikismos
  • Center Chalandri

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 54,320
1991 66,285
2001 71,684
2011 74,192

The village was historically Arvanitika speaking, with 3,000 Arvanites inhabiting it,[4] however due to its proximity to Athens, it has undergone a language shift.[5] After the 1922 Asia Minor Catastrophe and the 1923 Greco-Turkish population exchange, some Greek refugees settled in the town.[4]

Ano Chalandri



American Community Schools is located in Chalandri.[6]

Health care[edit]

Municipal Infirmary of Chalandri


Sport clubs of Chalandri with presence in Greek national divisions are AE Chalandriou (Athlitiki Enosi Chalandriou), GS Chalandriou (Gymnastikos Syllogos Chalandriou) and Nireas Chalandriou. The municipality of Chalandri has also created an extensive channel of sports installations such as tennis courts, football pitches, volleyball and basketball indoor and outdoor courts and also an indoor and outdoor olympic-size swimming pool in order to enhance the athletic spirit of the inhabitants.

Also, due to the geographical convenience of the area of Chalandri there is an extensive bike route, covering the neighbourhoods from Doukissis Plakentias metro station, to Vrilissia and Gearakas area, reaching until Chalandri downtown city centre, providing safe transportations for families and individuals improving the life level of the area.

Sport clubs based in Chalandri
Club Founded Sports Achievements
AE Chalandriou 1939 Football Earlier presence in Beta Ethniki
GS Chalandriou 1981 Basketball Presence in Beta Ethniki basketball
Nireas Chalandriou 1989 Water Polo Earlier presence in A1 Ethniki

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Chalandri, Greece
  4. ^ a b Ο ξεριζωμός και η άλλη πατρίδα: οι προσφυγουπόλεις στην Ελλάδα (in Greek). Athens: Εταιρεία σπουδών νεοελληνικού πολιτισμού και γενικής παιδείας. 1999. p. 170. ISBN 960-259-098-X. OCLC 43579226.
  5. ^ Sasse, Hans-Jürgen (1974). "Arvanitika: the long Hellenic centuries of an Albanian variety". International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 132–134: 53.
  6. ^ "Contact Us." American Community Schools. Retrieved on 20 February 2015. "129 Aghias Paraskevis Ave. & Kazantzaki Street Halandri 15234, Athens Greece"