Irakleio, Attica


Heraklion ( Greek Ηράκλειο (n. sg. ), Heraklion or Iraklion outdated also, to distinguish it from the eponymous capital of Crete Heraklion usually referred to as Attiki ) is a suburb of Athens.


Heraklion is located in the northeast of Attica, 10 kilometers north of the Acropolis. To the north it borders on Pefki Lykovrysi, to the east by Marousi, on the northwest by Metamorfosi and on the southwest by Nea Ionia.

Differences, the three district Ano Heraklion, Heraklion Neo and Paleo Heraklion.


In the ancient world was at this point in the Attic demos Hephaestia (also Hephaestiadae or Ifestiades ) with a temple of Heracles, from which is derived the later name. The speaker Isaeus, said to have been a teacher of Demosthenes, lived here.

During the Ottoman rule, the name of the place was Arakli.

At the beginning of the 20th century, hardly any housing, but agricultural and forested urban area was a popular destination Athens. 1939 charged with about 10,000 inhabitants of the city, it was transformed gradually to an Athens neighborhood. A coal mine and quarrying increased the influx.

Population Development

In fact, to live in Heraklion, according to the city government today 80,000 people. 45 % of the working population is employed in industry and trade, 45 % in services and 10% in trade.


Through the village the Line 1 of the Athens Metro carries a viaduct. A station bears the name of the place.

With two exits is the place on the Attiki Odos that cuts through the village, directly connected to the Greek motorway network.

City Council and Mayor

The council has 27 members. Mayor since early 2011 Pandelis Vlassopoulos.

Educational institutions

There are several high schools in Heraklion.

Furthermore, here, the Institute of Pedagogical and Technological Education has ( Institute of Pedagogical and Technological Education related aspects ) his seat


In Heraklion, the media company Imako S. A. his seat It operates a magazine publisher and radio station 102.5 FM nitro. Another radio station Epikoinonia 94 FM is owned by the Municipality of Heraklion.


Petros Ambatzoglou, writer

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