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View of Kastella.

Munichia or Munychia (/mjˈnɪkiə/; Greek: Μουνιχία or Μουνυχία) is the ancient Greek name for a steep hill (86 metres (282 ft) high) in Piraeus, Greece, known today as Kastella (Καστέλλα). This is a fashionable neighborhood in central Piraeus. On the top of the hill is a Greek Orthodox church named after the Prophet Elijah. The narrow streets around the church are surrounded by picturesque houses. The Veakeio Theater, known for its summer performances is located here.

In 403 BCE, Athenian democrats defeated forces of the Thirty Tyrants at the Battle of Munychia. In Antiquity there was also a local festival to Artemis.

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  • Media related to Munichia at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°56′26″N 23°39′21″E / 37.9406°N 23.6559°E / 37.9406; 23.6559