Dionysos, Greece

Dionysos (Greek: Διόνυσος) is a town and a municipality in northeastern Attica, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Agios Stefanos.[2]

Dionysos
Διόνυσος
Dionysos Skyline
Dionysos Skyline
Dionysos is located in Greece
Dionysos
Dionysos
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Dionysou.png
Coordinates: 38°6′N 23°52′E / 38.100°N 23.867°E / 38.100; 23.867Coordinates: 38°6′N 23°52′E / 38.100°N 23.867°E / 38.100; 23.867
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
Government
 • MayorGiannis Kalafatelis (Ind.)
Area
 • Municipality69.36 km2 (26.78 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit21.41 km2 (8.27 sq mi)
Elevation
480 m (1,570 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
40,193
 • Municipality density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
6,458
 • Municipal unit density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
145 76
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.dimosdionysou.gr

GeographyEdit

 
Dionysos in snow.

Dionysos is situated on the northeastern slopes of the forested Penteliko Mountains. It is 5 km south of Agios Stefanos, 9 km west of Nea Makri, on the Aegean Sea coast, and 18 km northeast of Athens city centre. Its built-up area is continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Drosia and Rodopoli to the northwest. Even though the town is located only 20 Kilometres away from central Athens, it has a completely different climate, with weather being significantly cooler, including frequent snowfall during the winter. Motorway 1 (Athens - Lamia - Thessaloniki) and the railway from Athens to Thessaloniki pass through the western part of the municipality, near Agios Stefanos. There is a railway station at Agios Stefanos. Dionysos is connected to Kifisia by the 536 Dionysos-Kifisia bus service.

ClimateEdit

Dionysos has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification: Csa). Thrakomakedones experiences hot, relatively dry summers and cool, wet winters.

Climate data for Dionysos
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.07
(48.33)
10.51
(50.92)
13.03
(55.45)
18.49
(65.28)
24.45
(76.01)
30.11
(86.20)
31.59
(88.86)
31.37
(88.47)
27.83
(82.09)
21.40
(70.52)
15.06
(59.11)
10.86
(51.55)
20.31
(68.56)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.43
(41.77)
6.09
(42.96)
8.17
(46.71)
12.71
(54.88)
18.67
(65.61)
24.39
(75.90)
25.40
(77.72)
25.65
(78.17)
20.29
(68.52)
15.30
(59.54)
10.72
(51.30)
7.52
(45.54)
14.83
(58.69)
Average low °C (°F) 1.39
(34.50)
1.59
(34.86)
2.84
(37.11)
5.71
(42.28)
9.93
(49.87)
15.14
(59.25)
17.55
(63.59)
16.69
(62.04)
13.48
(56.26)
8.97
(48.15)
6.66
(43.99)
3.76
(38.77)
8.52
(47.34)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 70.15
(2.76)
66.15
(2.60)
76.68
(3.02)
46.33
(1.82)
26.03
(1.02)
11.80
(0.46)
13.27
(0.52)
12.36
(0.49)
16.31
(0.64)
68.31
(2.69)
94.65
(3.73)
91.75
(3.61)
593.79
(23.38)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 120.18 129.62 159.63 194.57 255.66 313.67 319.81 305.17 253.86 188.14 117.41 100.97 2,516.6
Source: Hellenic National Meteorological Service[3]

HistoryEdit

 
The Dionysos Monument today.

The town was known by the Arvanitika name Tzamali (Τζαμάλη) up until 1928 when it was renamed Dionysos.

CultureEdit

Dionysos hosts an annual open summer festival usually every July, featuring art exhibitions, theatrical performances, musical shows, sculpture painting and other arts. The public library of Dionysos is located in the town hall, includes over 3500 books available to registered residents to borrow for free. It is run by local volunteers.

MunicipalityEdit

The municipality Dionysos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 7 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

The municipality has an area of 69.360 km2, the municipal unit 21.410 km2.[4]

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Dionysos Climatic Data". Hellenic National Meteorological Service. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 1991 (incl. area and average elevation)" (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

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