Dafni, Attica

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Dafni is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°44′E / 37.950°N 23.733°E / 37.950; 23.733Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°44′E / 37.950°N 23.733°E / 37.950; 23.733
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit Central Athens
Municipality Dafni-Ymittos
 • Municipal unit 1.375 km2 (0.531 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 22,913
 • Municipal unit density 17,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 172 xx
Area code(s) 210
Website www.dimosdafnis.gr

Dafni (Greek: Δάφνη) is a suburb of Athens, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Dafni-Ymittos, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2]


Dafni is an inner suburb of Athens, 2 km south of the Acropolis of Athens. Its built-up area is continuous with that of Athens and the surrounding suburbs Nea Smyrni, Agios Dimitrios and Ymittos. Dafni metro station is served by Line 2 of the Athens Metro. The main thoroughfare is Vouliagmenis Avenue, which connects Dafni with Athens city centre. At 1.375 km²[3] it is one of the smallest municipal units in the Athens metropolitan area.


The Amyntas Dafnis HEBA basketball club (A2 Division) competes at the Dafni Indoor Hall.

Nighttime scene of Kalogyrous Square, Dafni, Athens, Greece


  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. 

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