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Erythres is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 38°13′N 23°19′E / 38.217°N 23.317°E / 38.217; 23.317Coordinates: 38°13′N 23°19′E / 38.217°N 23.317°E / 38.217; 23.317
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitWest Attica
 • Municipal unit61.145 km2 (23.608 sq mi)
390 m (1,280 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
190 08
Area code(s)22630
Vehicle registrationZ

Erythres /ˈɛrɪθrz/ (Greek: Ερυθρές, formerly known as Kriekouki, Greek: Κριεκούκι) is a village and a former municipality in the northernmost part of West Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Mandra-Eidyllia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 61.145 km2.[3]

Erythres was named after the ancient city of Erythrae, the ruins of which are located 1.5 km east of the present town. From the Middle Ages to the turn of the twentieth century, it was home to Arvanites. The Greek National Road 3 (Elefsina - Thebes - Florina) passes through Erythres. The area south of Erythres is mountainous, with the Kithaironas to the southwest and the Pastra to the southeast. The area north of Erythres is characterised by the wide, flat valley of the Boeotian river Asopos, that flows to the east along the northern border of the municipal unit. This area is dominated by farmlands. Erythres is located 5 km east of Plataies, 6 km north of Vilia, 12 km south of Thebes and 44 km northwest of Athens.

Historical population

Year Population
1981 3,550
1991 3,519
2001 3,326
2011 3,349


  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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