around 110 m
about 160 m(centre)
around 400 m
|Area/distance code||11-30-210 (030-210)|
-240 through 249
|3-letter abbreviation:||ANO (Ano Liosia)|
|Address of administration||1 Iroon Square |
Ano Liosia 133 41
|Website||www.liosia.gr (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.
Sites of interest
- Ano Liosia Olympic Hall where wrestling and judo were played in the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Staduim for Akratitos rarely plays in this stadium
- Basketball stadium for Das Ano Liosia
- Football/soccer stadium for Akratitos
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.
- Mapquest - Ano Liosia, street map not yet available
- Coordinates: 38° 4′ 48″ N, 23° 41′ 57″ E
- Das Ano Liosia
- eqs/athens1999/photo1/ano_liossa.html September 7, 1999 earthquake in Ano Liosia
- Ano Liosia Olympic Hall
- Future Doukissis Plakentias - Ano Liosia Olympic Hall Line - Athens Metro
|Northwest: Fyli||North: Fyli and Acharnes||Northeast: Acharnes|
|West: Aspropyrgos||Ano Liosia||East: Acharnes|
|South: Ilio, Kamatero and Petroupolis||Southeast: Zefyri|