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Pefki (Greek: Πεύκη meaning pine), is a suburb in the east northern part of Athens, Greece. Pefki is divided into two parts, Ano- and Kato Pefki. The name dates back to ancient times. The area was known as Magoufana, because the region belonged to a single woman (Magoufa) that was named Anna. Pefki is is accessed by an ISAP green line of the outdoor subway station at the KAT ISAP station and by bus (501, 541, A8) and from a mini bus (starting line from the Neratziotisa ISAP station and from KAT ISAP station). Pefki is accessed north with two exits with the Attiki Odos (number 6)/E94 which is also accessed with GR-1/E75 (Athens - Lamia - Thessaloniki) and GR-8/E94. It is located roughly SE of GR-1 and Kifissou Avenue, SW of Marathon, W of Kifissias Avenue, and about 14 km N of Athens via GR-1 and about 3 km S and north of the Attiki Odos (number 6). There are several main roads in town including one linking Pefki and Kifissia. The main street accesses the Olympic Stadium and Heraklio and Kifissias Avenue.

The area was made up of farmlands. Farmlands used to dominate the land which included groves. In the 1950s and the 1970s, urban development and industrial buildings replaced much of the farmlands. Also, the industrial area is around the western part. Today, residential areas are around most of the land. The Parnitha, the Penteli mountains to the northeast, and the higher parts of the mountains of Aegaleo and the Hymettus can be seen.

Pefki has schools, a few lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a train station, a sports centre, cinemas, post offices and squares (plateies). Pefki also has a junior football/soccer team named Pefki.


The earthquake of September 7, 1999 affected the area but caused little damage.

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 10,863 - around 5,431.5/km²
1991 17,987 7,124/65.6% around 8,993.5/km²


External links

North: Kifissia
West: Heraklio and Lykovryssi Pefki East: Amaroussi
South: Amaroussi

See also

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