Kaisariani (Καισαριανή), also Kessariani, is a suburb in the eastern part of Athens, Greece. Kaisariani is located about 7 km from downtown Athens, about 4 km SW of Katechaki Avenue 4 km from the Hymettus Ring (number 65), which forms part of the Attiki Odos private superhighway network, and 6 km S of Kifissias Avenue. The city is accessed through Olof Palme Avenue.


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The area was once used for farmland and forests dominated its reach. The area was of mixed farming, which included pastures, vegetables and groves ; iIn the mid-20th century, suburban housing development from Athens spread across and eliminated farmland, leaving empty space to the southeast. The forests are situated in the east, making up Mount Hymettus' largest forest, and the forested area also contains a valley with a road linking Athens' nearby communication tower. The University of Athens is to the northeast, mainly in Zografou, while the rest of the area is made up of residential buildings. Kaisariani has a hill in the centre, and much of the land in the east is rocky terrain and forests of Hymettus; the municipality is about 85 square kilometres, of which 75 square kilometres are mountainous and also forested. The Kaisariani Monastery can be found to the southeast in the Hymettus mountain, while the eastern bypass of Athens lies in the east. The town also has its own Greek A2 League basketball team, named Near East Kaisariani, which was founded in 1927. The team plays in the Kaisariani Stadium.


The town was founded in 1922 as a refugee camp for refugees driven from Asia Minor. Most of whom coming from Smyrna. The municipality was created in 1934, out of a former subdivision of the city of Athens.


Kaisariani has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, post offices and squares (plateies).

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 28,972 - 3,694.9/km²
1991 26,803 -2,169/-7.49% 3,418.3/km²
2001 26,419 -384/-1.43% 3,369.3/km²

See also

External links

North: Zografou
West: Athens Kaisariani East: Kropia
South: Vyronas Southeast: Paiania

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