38.08 (38°4'47') N lat.
23.733 (23°44'0') E long.
Cephissus valley, around 170 m
around 1,700 m at Parnitha
|Postal code:||136 71|
|Area/distance code:||11-30-210 (030-210)|
-240 through 249
|Address of administration:||Filadelfias and Bosdas St.|
Acharnes, or Acharnai is a suburb of Athens also known as Menidi (Μενίδι). Much of the area north of the area are the forested Parnitha ranges and the parkland. The municipality is north of the Megali Daktylo or the Large Fingernail.
In ancient times when it was the deme Acharnae, many of its residents were charcoal peddlers, a fact which is put to comic use by Aristophanes in his play The Acharnians. Today it is a working-class neighborhood. It is located about 10 km due north of Athens.
Acharnai has schools, a lyceum, a gymnasium, banks, a post office and squares.
|Year||Communal population||Change||Municipal population|
- Mapquest - Acharnai (Acharnes), street map not available
|North: Avlona||Northeast: Malakasa|
|West: Fyli, Ano Liosia and Zefyri||Acharnae / Acharnai Thrakomakedones||East: Afidnes (commune), Kryoneri, Nea Erythraia and Kifissia|
|South: Agioi Anargyroi and Nea Filadelfeia||Southeast: Metamorfosis|