Stavroupoli (Greek: Σταυρούπολη, literally town of Cross) is a suburb of the Thessaloniki Urban Area and was a former municipality in the regional unit of Thessaloniki, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it has been part of the municipality Pavlos Melas, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The population at the 2011 census was 46,008. The municipal unit has an area of 3.175 km2.[3] Stavroupoli is located northwest of Thessaloniki's city centre.


Stavroupoli is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 40°40′N 22°56′E / 40.667°N 22.933°E / 40.667; 22.933Coordinates: 40°40′N 22°56′E / 40.667°N 22.933°E / 40.667; 22.933
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitThessaloniki
MunicipalityPavlos Melas
 • Municipal unit3.175 km2 (1.226 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density14,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
564 xx
Area code(s)2310
Vehicle registrationN
The Catholic Lazarist Monastery (Moni Lazariston)
A Greek Resistance memorial
Holocaust memorial in the area of the new Jewish cemetery of the city


According to the 2011 census, the population of the Municipality of Pavlos Melas was 98,870, the third most populated municipality of Thessaloniki. The Stavroupoli region includes the areas of:

Τερψιθέα (Terpsithea)
Πρόνοια (Welfare)
Αμπελώνες (Vineyards)
Άνω Ηλιούπολη (Upper Ilioupoli)
Κάτω Ηλιούπολη (Lower Ilioupoli)
Νεόκτιστα (New City)
Άνωθεν Ασύλου (Upper Asylum)
Νικόπολη (Nikopoli)
Ομόνοια (Omonia)

The town is served by buses 27, 34 and 56.

The town hall is located at Karaoli & Dimitriou 1.

The area was also home to a military camp-converted-concentration camp during WWII, known in German as "Konzentrationslager Pavlo Mela" (Pavlos Melas Concentration Camp), where Jews, members of the Greek resistance and other anti-fascists were held either to be killed or sent to other concentration camps. Today the buildings are under restoration with a plan of construction of a museum.

Historical populationEdit

Year Population
1991 37,596
2001 41,653
2011 46,008

Notable peopleEdit


  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.

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