Where is Attica, Greece
If you are asking yourself “Where the hell is Attica, Greece”, then let us explain what is Attica. Attica is not a town, not a village, not an island, nothing close to that.
“Attica” is the name of the whole prefecture that hosts Athens and many towns around Athens, Greece, covering an area of around 60 square kms.
The whole Attica region hosts around 5.5million Greeks. Most of them live in Athens and in the northern and southern suburbs of it. All the rest live in small towns (e.g. Markopoulo, Spata, Loutsa, Rafina) which are 30-40kms away from the center of Athens.
Attica is called “Attiki” in Greece (it is written as “Αττική” in the Greek Language). Attica is the most densely populated area of Greece.
Attica has 3 main mountains: Parnitha mountain, Imittos mountain and Penteli mountain. The main river that crosses the Attica region is “Kifisos”, which doesn’t look like a river anymore. A lot of buildings have been built on top of Kifisos and this is one of the main reasons that many areas around it are getting flood when there is a strong rain.
You can see the map below that the whole area inside the purple line is Attica. And Athens is just a town in the prefecture of Attica.
We hope this clears a little bit the waters on this popular question about “Where is Attica, Greece”