Melissia (Greek: Μελίσσια) is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Penteli, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 3.956 km2.[3] Melissia is situated at the southwestern foot of the Penteli mountains, 12 km northeast of Athens city centre. It is a green residential town.

The Beehives' Land
The Beehives' Land
Melissia is located in Greece
Location within Athens
DE Melission.svg
Coordinates: 38°3′N 23°50′E / 38.050°N 23.833°E / 38.050; 23.833Coordinates: 38°3′N 23°50′E / 38.050°N 23.833°E / 38.050; 23.833
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitNorth Athens
 • Municipal unit3.956 km2 (1.527 sq mi)
290 m (950 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density5,700/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
151 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

It was part of the municipality of Marousi until 1946, when it became a separate community. It became a municipality in 1990.[4] The population of Melissia was more than 22,000 at the 2011 census. It has six primary schools, two high schools (Greek "Gymnasium"), one lyceum and a modern municipal swimming-pool.

Historical populationEdit

Melissia Main Square
Year Population
1981 8,639
1991 13,469
2001 19,526
2011 22,741

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  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. ^ "EETAA local government changes". Retrieved 28 June 2020.

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