Egaleo

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Egaleo (Greek Αιγάλεω (n. sg. ), Also Aegaleo ) is an industrial Town municipality in the west of Athens, a suburb of Athens.

Location and History

Egaleo lies to the west of the river Kifisos and immediately adjacent only about km to the southeast of Mount Egaleo to the city of Athens and the Acropolis.

The town extends on both sides of the ancient " Sacred Way " (Greek Ιερά Οδός ) from Athens to Eleusis. At the place Gephyra ( Gephyreis ), where the " Sacred Way " on a bridge crossing the Kifisos, travelers should have been vulgar insulted and ridiculed.

Egaleo was named after the mountain from which the Persian king Xerxes I have followed the destruction of his fleet at the Battle of Salamis.

The area was first settled in 1922 by the Asia Minor catastrophe of refugees. The surrounding settlements concluded in 1934 under the name " Nees Kidonies " together until 1941, the township was Egaleo.

Economy and Transport

Egaleo is the terminus of Line 3 ( " Blue Line ") of the metro.

In the city, major roads that serve the local and long-distance cruising:

  • The highway 8 (GR -A8), which connects Athens with the port city of Patras;
  • About the Kifisos Boulevard (Greek Λεοφόρος Κηφισóυ ) the National Road 1, which passes north of Egaleo in the Highway 1 GR -A1 and the Attiki Odos runs (Greek Αττική Οδóς :; Highway 6; German Attic Way GR- A6) crosses.
  • The Highway 65 (GR -A65 ), also called " Egaleo - ring ", on the other hand runs on the other (western) side of the mountain Egaleo, after whom it is named. It forms a link road to the Attiki Odos.

Dealing with traffic congestion was one of the biggest problems of the city during the last decades.

About a quarter of the municipal area is industrial area, mainly in the east in the area of the river Kifisos.

Most of the inhabitants are workers.

Districts

  • Kato Egaleo
  • Neo Egaleo

Development

Culture and Sport

Egaleo has a community theater " Alexis Minotis ", a cultural " Giannis Ritsos ", a public library and a park with recreational and sports areas.

The local newspaper carries the name of the city, Egaleo.

The local sports club is the Egaleo AO; He plays in the second Greek football league and after several seasons in the A1 Ethniki in the second basketball league A2 Ethniki.

Personalities

  • Rita Abatzi (* 1914 in Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey ) 17 Juni1969 ), Greek musician
  • Keti Garbi, Greek singer
  • George Zampetas, Greek musician
  • Sophia Strati, Greek singer

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