Nea Erythraia

Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°49′E / 38.083°N 23.817°E / 38.083; 23.817
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Nea Erythraia
Νέα Ερυθραία
Nea Erythraia is located in Greece
Nea Erythraia
Nea Erythraia
Location within Athens
Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°49′E / 38.083°N 23.817°E / 38.083; 23.817
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitNorth Athens
 • Municipal unit4.831 km2 (1.865 sq mi)
310 m (1,020 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
146 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

Nea Erythraia (Greek: Νέα Ερυθραία) is a town and a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. It was settled by Greek refugees from Erythraia (now Cesme, Turkey) after the 1923 Population Exchange. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kifissia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2]


Nea Erythraia is situated at the western end of the forested Penteli mountain range. The municipal unit has an area of 4.831 km2.[3] The small river Kifisos forms the northwestern border of the municipal unit. Nea Erythraia is situated 14 km northeast of Athens city centre. The built-up area of Nea Erythraia is continuous with that of the neighbouring suburb Kifisia. Motorway 1, Greek National Road 1 and Greek National Road 83 pass through the town.

For many years, Nea Erythraia was home to the senior division of Campion, one of Greece's oldest English-language schools.

On September 14, 2004, the paralympic flame arrived in Nea Erythraia as it travelled from Marathon.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 10,100
1991 12,993
2001 15,439
2011 17,379


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

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