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Haïdari is located in Greece
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 38°1′N 23°39′E / 38.017°N 23.650°E / 38.017; 23.650Coordinates: 38°1′N 23°39′E / 38.017°N 23.650°E / 38.017; 23.650
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitWest Athens
 • Municipality22.655 km2 (8.747 sq mi)
95 m (312 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
125 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

Haidari (Greek: Χαϊδάρι), is a suburb in the western part of the Athens agglomeration, west of central Athens.


The municipality has an area of 22.655 km2.[2] The geography of the municipality of Haidari is diverse: the eastern part, where the town Haidari is situated, is densely populated and forms a continuous built up area with the inner suburbs of central Athens. The rocky Aigaleo hills run through the central part of the municipality. The pine forest of Dafni and the Daphni Monastery lie on the eastern slopes of Aigaleo. The westernmost part of Haidari is the small industrial port town Skaramagkas, on the Saronic Gulf near Eleusis. The main roads of Haidari are the Greek National Road 8 (the old road from Athens to Corinth) and the Iera odos.


During the Turkish rule Haidari belonged to a certain Haydar Pasha, which may have been a nickname from the Arabic word haydar, meaning 'lion'.[citation needed]

Concentration camp

Main article: Haidari concentration camp

View of Palataki tower in Chaidari
View of Palataki tower in Chaidari

The Haidari concentration camp (Greek: στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης Χαϊδαρίου, stratópedo syngéntrosis Chaidaríou, German: KZ Chaidari) was a concentration camp operated by the German Schutzstaffel in Haidari during the Axis Occupation of Greece from September 1943 to September 1944.

The camp is now a monument to the Greek Resistance.

Sights of Interest

See also

Historical population

Year Town Municipality
1981 - 47,396
1991 44,831 47,437
2001 45,227 46,276
2011 45,642 46,897


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "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.