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Prefecture: Attica
Metropolitan Area: Athens
Location: 38° 4′ 36″ N, 23° 48′ 46″ E

26 km²
Population: (1991)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank



around 270 m at Cephissus
290 m(centre)
around 600 to 1,000 m at Penteli
Postal code: 145
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-623, 800 thru 809
Statistical code: 0124
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: KTH
Address of administration: Dionysou and Myrsinis Sts.
Kifissia 145 62

Kifissia (Greek, Modern: Κηφισιά;, Katharevousa: Κηφισσιά;, Ancient form/Latin: Cephissia) or Kifisia is a northern suburb of Athens, Greece. It has a city surface train station (ISAP or the Green Line), which is presently a part of Attiko Metro. The Kifissos is west of Kifissia. Half of the municipality is taken up by part of Penteli mountain. The rest is made up of urban areas in the west, the central and the east. The west central part of Kifissia is mostly industrial.

Kifissia is also home to a large park as well as restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, theatres and other entertainments.

Quarters or Neighborhoods

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 31,876 - 1,275.04/km²
1991 39,166 7,290/22.87% 1,566.64/km²


Kifissia, as Cephissia, dates back to ancient times, along with the ancient municipality of Epicephesia. It is accessed by Kifissias Avenue, which runs from east of Athens up to Theseos Avenue in Nea Erythraia, which is named after this area as a road from Athens. It also has a steep curve and is two-laned.

A famous glass skyscraper which was built in the 1980s and was one of the tallest towers in Athens and area but not in Greece was part of the scenes used for the beginning of the episodes of ANT1's Lampsis in the late-1980s - 1990s. It had around 25 to 30 stories. A forest park is situated in the southeast which is filled with pine and some other types of trees and the boundary with Marousi. The glasses of the skyscraper was ruined and the building became abandoned in the late 1990s. The area also has a anti-cancer hospital named Agioi Anargyroi.


North: Nea Erythraia
West: Acharnai and Lykovryssi
Kifissia East: Dionysos, Politia, Nea Penteli (communes) and Nea Erythraia
South: Metamorfosi, Marousi, Melissia and Pefki