East Attica

The Regional District of East Attica (Greek Periferiaki Enotita Anatolikis Attiki ) is one of seven regional districts of the Greek region of Attica. From 1972 to 2010, the territory formed one of the four districts Prefecture ( Nomarchies ) of the prefecture and later Attica region, the de facto the other self-administered prefectures ( Nomi) equalized. It was created by the division of the prefecture of Attica in four districts in 1972 and abolished with the administrative reform in 2010. The Regional District of East Attica sent eleven deputies in the Attic Regional Council, has also but no political significance.


The Regional District extends east, north and south of the Greek capital Athens. It is divided by the mountain range of the Penteli into a northern and a southern half; the two halves are connected by a narrow coastal strip in Rafina. The district now includes parts of the ever- encroaching into the countryside urban agglomeration of Athens.

The southern part Ostattikas is to the west bounded by the Ymittos and south-west by the coast of the Saronic Gulf, which is advertised as Apollo coast or Athenian Riviera; here are cosmopolitan resorts like Vouliagmeni, Kavouri, Varkiza, Agia Marina, Lagonisi, in the further course to the southern tip of Attica at Cape Sounion is the rocky coast. Several coastal towns are situated on the bay rich eastern coast to the Aegean through with marinas ( Lavrio, Porto Rafti, Rafina, the latter also a ferry port to islands of the northern Cyclades). In the interior, the Mesogia (Greek Μεσόγεια, " Plateau " ), are to be found on fertile red soil expanses of olive trees; Furthermore, wine is grown, which, with the resin of the Aleppo pine flavored than Retsina is sold; Center of retsina production is Markopoulon. However, the displaced of Athens forth ever encroaching urbanization - most recently with the construction of the airport Eleftherios Venizelos at Spata and the Attiki Odos - agricultural use more and more.

The northern part Ostattikas covers some northern suburbs of Athens and extends from Parnitha ( Parnes ) in the west to the Bay of Marathon in the east and the south bay of Evia in the north.


Since 2011 the Regional District comprises the following eleven municipalities:

  • Aharnes
  • Dionysus
  • Koropi
  • Lavrio
  • Marathon
  • Markopoulon Mesogeas
  • Oropus
  • Pallini
  • Peania
  • Rafina - Pikermi
  • Saronikos
  • Spata - Artemida
  • Vari - Voula - Vouliagmeni

Ancient Sites

In regional district there is a large number of ancient temples and other archaeological sites.

  • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
  • Sanctuary of Artemis of Brauron ( Vravro ).
  • Grave mound of Marathon
  • Nemesis Temple of Rhamnous
  • Amphiareion at Oropus