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Paiania is located in Greece
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°51′E / 37.950°N 23.850°E / 37.950; 23.850Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°51′E / 37.950°N 23.850°E / 37.950; 23.850
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
 • MayorSpyros Stamou
 • Municipality53.16 km2 (20.53 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit43.92 km2 (16.96 sq mi)
160 m (520 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
190 02
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

Paiania (or Paeanea or Peania Greek: Παιανία, Greek pronunciation: [pe.a.ˈni.a], before 1915: Λιόπεσι - Liopesi,[2] pronounced [ˈʎ]; Arvanitika: Λοπε̱σ romanized: Lopës) is a town and a municipality in East Attica, Greece. It is an eastern suburb of Athens, located east of Mount Hymettus. It is 11 km east of Athens city centre.

Paiania is home to the Vorres Museum of Folk and Contemporary Art, the Foundation European Art Center (EUARCE) of Greece. the broadcasting facilities of Greek television station Oren TV and the former training facilities of football club Panathinaikos FC. Greek National Road 89 passes through the town, Motorway 6 passes east of it. The town was renamed to reflect association with the ancient deme of Paeania.


The municipality Paiania was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]

The municipality has an area of 53.155 km2, the municipal unit 43.917 km2.[4] The municipal unit of Paiania also includes the village of Argithea (pop. 1,024).

Notable people


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  5. ^ The MGS Garden at Sparoza