East Attica

Agios Konstantinos, East Attica

Agios Konstantinos (Greek: Άγιος Κωνσταντίνος meaning Saint Constantine) is a town and community of the Greek prefecture of East Attica. Agios Konstantinos is about 2 km east of the Glyka Nera-Sounio highway (GR-91 linking Glyka Nera and Sounio. Keratea is located approximately 48 km SE of Athens, ESE of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport and the Attiki Odos (numbers 6 and 62) and N of Cape Sounio. In the ancient times, the area was known as Maronia and the previous name was Kamariza.

The mountains dominate the northern, the southern the western and the eastern parts of the community. It consists of rocks and grasslands, forests lies in parts of the area and in the central part and the valley areas are farmlands. Agriculture and a few businesses are the most popular industry in Agios Konstantinos, the shift to urban is not common as other parts of Athens but remains about most of the population and housing was slow. Later, Agios Konstantinos became part of the Athens Metropolitan Area. Suburban housing did not affect much in Agios Konstantinos, luxury homes and properties covers the eastern and the central parts. In the 1980s the 2-lane expansion was constructed west of Agios Konstantinos.

Agios Konstantinos is famous for its mining areas as well as its neighboring Laurium, the mining town and is part of the mining district of Laurium. Mineral rocks founded around this area includes azurite, chalcoalumite, calcite, austinite, adamite and more.

The only other town in the community is Esperídes (pop. 67).


Agios Konstantinos has a school, a lyceum, banks, churches, a post office and a few squares (plateies), its nearest gymnasia or high school is in Lavrio.

Historical population

Year Population Change Communal population Change Density
1981 428 - - - -
1991 516 +88/+20.56% 577 - 55.2/km²
2001 620 +104/+20.16% 687 +110/+19.06% 65.7/km²

External links

Northwest: Keratea North: Keratea
West: Keratea Agios Konstantinos East: Lavreotiki
Southwest: South: Lavreotiki Southeast: Lavreotiki

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