Metamorphosis (Attica)

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Metamorphosis or Metamorfosis or Metamorfosi (Greek: Μεταμόρφωση, which means "transformation"), formerly Koukouvaounes, is a suburb in the northern part of Athens, Greece. Metamorfosis is one of the smallest municipalities in the Athens area and one of the smallest in the agglomeration. It is accessed by the Tatoiou Street (Metamorfosi) Interchange at the GR-1/E75 (Athens - Lamia - Thessaloniki) to the northwest at the 12th km, Attiki Odos (number 6) and several main streets including Amarousiou Avenue. It is located about 80 km SE of Thiva, about 65 km SSE of Chalkida, SW of Marathon, W of Kifissias Avenue, and about 14 km N of Athens via GR-1 anand about 3 km NE and north of the Attiki Odos (number 6). The main road linking to Nea Filadelfeia and Kifissia runs through Metamorfosi and northwest Tatoiou Street.

The area is made up of farmlands. Farmlands used to dominate the land which included groves. In the mid to the late 20th century, urban development and industrial buildings replaced much of the farmlands. The industrial area is around the northern and the northeastern part of Metamorfosi. Today, most of the land is residential areas. The southern and the central part are urbanized while the northern part is industrialized. The companies include Tudor Hellenic SA on Plastira Street. The Cephissus River is to the west. The Parnitha can be seen and the Penteli mountains to the northeast. The higher parts of the mountains of Aegaleo and the Hymettus can be seen.

Metamorfosis has schools, a few lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a train station, a sports centre, cinemas, post offices and squares (plateies).


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

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 17,840 - 2,973.33/km²
1991 21,052 3,212/18% 3,508.67/km²

External links

Northwest: Acharnae North: Kifissia Northeast: Lykovrysi
West: Fyli/Acharnai? Metamorfosi East: Pefki
Southwest: Nea Filadelfeia South: Nea Ionia Southeast: Heraklio

See also

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