Kouvaras (Greek: Κουβαράς) is a village and a former community in East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Saronikos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 24.371 km2.[3]


Kouvaras is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
DE Kouvara.svg
Coordinates: 37°50′N 23°58′E / 37.833°N 23.967°E / 37.833; 23.967Coordinates: 37°50′N 23°58′E / 37.833°N 23.967°E / 37.833; 23.967
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
 • Municipal unit24.371 km2 (9.410 sq mi)
209 m (686 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
190 03
Area code(s)22910
Vehicle registrationZ
Aerial view of Kalivia Thorikou, Kouvaras and Keratea as seen from the northwest


Kouvaras is situated in the southeastern part of the Attica peninsula. There are several low mountains around Kouvaras, including Mount Paneion [el] to its southwest and Merenta to its north. It is 2 km north of Keratea, 4 km southeast of Kalyvia Thorikou and 27 km southeast of Athens city centre. The Greek National Road 89 (Gerakas - Koropi - Lavrio - Sounio) passes southwest of the town. The municipal unit Kouvaras also includes the village Neos Kouvaras (pop. 566), 1 km to the southwest and the villages of Hagia Katerina and Fussa.

Historical populationEdit

Year Village population Municipal unit population
1981 1,194 -
1991 928 1,369
2001 1,091 1,542
2011 1,426 2,008

Historical monumentsEdit

The church of St. George. A wall painting monument (1743) of George Markou the Argus, the great and prolific post-Byzantine ecclesiastic iconographer of the 18th century[4] (".... San Giorgio (agiografia su gli anni 1743), che si trova al paesino di Cuvara, dell 'Attica...." Evangelos Andreou http://ketlib.lib.unipi.gr/xmlui/handle/ket/849


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.
  4. ^ ".:BiblioNet : Γεώργιος Μάρκου ο Αργείος / Ανδρέου, Ευάγγελος". www.biblionet.gr. Retrieved 2018-11-16.

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