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Ekali is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°6′N 23°50′E / 38.100°N 23.833°E / 38.100; 23.833Coordinates: 38°6′N 23°50′E / 38.100°N 23.833°E / 38.100; 23.833
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit North Athens
Municipality Kifisia
 • Municipal unit 4.332 km2 (1.673 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,889
 • Municipal unit density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 145 78
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.ekali.gr

Ekali (Greek: Εκάλη) is an aristocratic suburban town in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. A green and colourful town, it is home to many of the country's most powerful business and shipping families.[2] Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality of Kifisia, as a municipal unit.[3] It was named after the ancient Greek deme of Hecale.


Ekali is situated at the western end of the forested Penteli mountain range. The small river Kifisos forms the western border of the municipal unit. Ekali is situated 4 km (2 mi) northeast of Kifisia, 5 km (3 mi) southwest of Agios Stefanos and 16 km (10 mi) northeast of Athens city centre.

The main thoroughfare is Thiseos Avenue (Greek National Road 83), which connects Ekali with Kifisia and central Athens. Motorway 1 (Athens - Thessaloniki) passes west of Ekali. Ekali is a purely residential area, which means that retail, commercial shops and professional businesses are not permitted within the community.


  • Giannis Spyropoulos (one of the most popular Abstract Greek painters) lived in Ekali. In 1990 after painter's death the Spyropoulos Foundation was established there.
  • Former Socialist Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou lived in Ekali in his final years and the Greek media often used "Ekali" in the same way the British media use "Downing Street" or the American media use "the White House".

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