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Map of Athens including the city center and suburbs

Athens is  the capital of Greece,  is surrounded by the mountains: Aigaleo to the west, Parnes to the north, on the map Penteli mountainlocated to the northeast, and Hymettus to the east. Most are of limestone or marble, from which the ancient buildings of the city were constructed.

The plain on which the city of Athens lies,  contains isolated limestone hills, including Lycabettus hill, which rises 339 m (1,112 ft) above the sea, and the flat-topped Acropolis, 156 m (512 ft) high, around which the city grew. Athens during the last 25 years has been extend to almost all directions.  The city its self is on the Ilissus River, which is dry for much of the year and carries abundant water only after winter storms. Here you can find a detailed  Map of Greece

Athens has a typical Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Rainfall is slight. In general is dry with low humidity. Over the past decades, Athens suffers from air pollution and smog caused by the lack of green and the excessive traffic of all kinds of vehicles.

Especially in recent years fires in the surrounding mountains of Parnitha and other forest areas resulted a worsening of the air pollution due to the luck of oxygen pockets (trees and forest). The problems deteriorate during the winter with many floods in several areas caused by the luck of trees on the mountains and the uncontrolled construction that closed many drains that served various streams.

Athens map
MAP OF ATHENS

From a spatial point of view, as mentioned in the new Athens-Attica Master Plan (2014), the Athens-Piraeus urban complex is the center of the Attica urban area. [13] In this Plan, there is talk of the “Spatial Unit of Athens – Piraeus”, which “remains the main area of ​​concentration of population and activities and especially metropolitan functions, with a continuous residential fabric.” The Athens – Piraeus Spatial Unit is subdivided into the following “Subsections”: [14]

Central Athens, with the municipalities of Athens, Philadelphia-Chalkidona, Galatsi, Zografou, Kaisariani, Byron, Ilioupoli and Dafni-Ymittos.
North Athens, with the municipalities of Penteli, Kifissia, Metamorfoseos, Pefki-Lykovrysi, Maroussi, Psychiko-Filothei, Cholargou-Papagou, Nea Ionia, Heraklion, Vrilissia, Ag. Friday and Chalandri.
South Athens, with the municipalities of Glyfada, Elliniko-Argyroupoli, Alimos, Nea Smyrni, Moschato-Tavros, Kallithea, Paleo Faliro and Agios Dimitrios.
Western Athens, with the municipalities of Egaleo, Peristeri, Petroupoli, Chaidari, Agia Varvara, Ilio and Ag. Anargyron – Kamaterou,
Piraeus, which includes the municipalities of Piraeus, Korydallos, Nikaia-Ag. Ioannis Renti, Keratsiniou-Drapetsonas and Perama.

The wider area of ​​the city of Piraeus, which consists of the homonymous municipality and four more Kallikratikos (formerly six) municipalities, although usually referred to as part of the southwestern part of the Capital has bibliographic references and as a distinct urban complex in the context of the “Major Capital” or the “Capital Region”.

The Greater Athens – Piraeus Area should not be confused with the Metropolitan area of ​​Attica, of which it is part

Street map of Athens

Street map of Athens
STREET MAP OF ATHENS

Greater Athens map

greater athens map