37.98 (37°50'56") N lat.
23.7535 (23°45'14") E long.
110 m (centre)
|Postal code:||166 73 (most addresses)|
|Area/distance code:||11-(00)30-210-890 through 899|
|3-letter abbreviation:||VAA (Voula Attikis)|
|Address of administration:||18 Konstantinou Karamli Street|
Voula 166 73
Voula (Greek: Βούλα, translating to something like a "spot") is a municipality and a suburban town in southern Attica and is the second southernmost municipality in the Megalo Daktylo (Large Fingernail), approximately 17 km S of Athens, SW of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport and the Attiki Odos (numbers 6 and 62), NW of Cape Sounio and south of the Hymettus Ring. Voula is linked with Athinas Avenue (GR-89) and has the southernmost terminus of Vouliagmenis Avenue and the road from the airport and a bypass to the northeast. Voula is linked with the Athens Tramway to the northwest. Markopoulo once had a railway station and was linked with rail linking near Kifissia and Lavrio. Today, the nearest Proastiakos rail lies to the north. The beach which are famous for its hotels lies to the southwest.
The Hymettus mountains lies to the east and a valley to the east and are filled with rocks and bushes. Forests lie to the south and south of the boundary with Vouliagmenis and within the coastline. Farmlands are located in the valley areas and southward. More mountains are further southwest. The panorama of other mountains includes the Hymettus to the northwest and the Penteli to the north.
The population were rural until the 1960s suburban housing popped up in the 1980s and the 1990s which most of the population are urban. Farmlands used to dominate the central parts and within the Saronic. Later, Voula became part of the Athens Metropolitan Area. In the 1980s, Vouliagmenis Avenue began extending from north of Voula and became intersected with Athinas and southward with the road to Vari and Paiania, later an arterial road connected with Vouliagmenis and the road to Vari and Paiania. Housing developments slowly continues to this day and some are sporadically with farmlands or empty land. In the 2000s in time for the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, the eastern half of the road linking to Paiania as well as the airport added two lanes.
Voula has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, churches, a post office and squares (plateies).
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- Coordinates: 23° 45′ 14″ N, 37° 50′ 56″ W
|West: Saronic Gulf||Voula||East: Vari|