Ano Liosia

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Prefecture Attica
Metropolitan Area Athens

38°4'48" N
23°41'57" E
Area - km²
Population (2001) 21,397

around 110 m
about 160 m(centre)
around 400 m
Postal Code 133
Area/distance code 11-30-210 (030-210)
-240 through 249
Municipal code: 1101
Car designation: Y (previous)
Z (present)
3-letter abbreviation: ANO (Ano Liosia)
Address of administration 1 Iroon Square
Ano Liosia 133 41
Website (in Greek)

Ano Liosia or Ano Liossia (Greek: Άνω Λιόσια) is a suburb in the northern part of Athens, Greece. Ano Liosia has grown rapidly over the last twenty years. A large number of Roma (Gypsies) live in this suburb of the Greek capital. The mountain range of Aigaleo is to its southwest. The view of the southeastern portion of the Parnitha ranges lies to the north. Other panorama of two other mountains are Penteli and the Hymettus. A mountain slope is to the west. Since February 2004, Attiki Odos runs between the town and GR-1/E75 to the east. The interchange is at Dimokratias Avenue. The Ano Liosia Ring at number 65 is presently under construction and will be opened to bypass Ano Liosia. It is located to the west and is connected with the Aigaleo Ring. It is located E of Eleusis and the Peloponnese, SE of Thiva, SSE of Chalkida, W of Mesogeios Avenue and about 15 km N of Athens, about 20 km Piraeus and Poseidonos Avenue. A suburban railway station is being constructed at Fylis Interchange of Attiki Odos with Fylis Avenue. The station will be part of the new railroad line between Athens and Corinth. The railway station of the old metric line has been recently (and maybe definitely) closed.


Ano Liosia except for the northwest and the southwest were mainly made up of farmlands. Pasture farming, groves and mixed farming were common. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands between the 1970s and the 1990s and are rarely continuing. Today, half of the municipality are urbanized or residential. The rocky landscapes with bushes dominates the rest of the land.

Radio Station

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Sites of interest


Ano Liossia has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a police station, a post office, supermarkets, a recycling plant, parks and squares (plateies).


On September 7, 1999, an earthquake damaged homes but were in the hundreds or thousands range. The 11th International Chess Tournament took place in Ano Liosia in 2001. The municipality opened a campground in Myrsini Beach northwest of Myrsini in the northwestern part of the Prefecture of Ilia. It is known as LM Beach and has been opened since 2002.

Historical population

Year Population
1981 16,862
1991 21,397

External links

Northwest: Fyli North: Fyli and Acharnes Northeast: Acharnes
West: Aspropyrgos Ano Liosia East: Acharnes
South: Ilio, Kamatero and Petroupolis Southeast: Zefyri

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