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Μαρούσι (Greek)
Square at the Metro Station
OTE Headquarters
Marousi is located in Greece
Location within the region
Coordinates: 38°03′N 23°48′E / 38.050°N 23.800°E / 38.050; 23.800
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitNorth Athens
 • MayorTheodoros Ampatzoglou[1] (since 2019)
 • Municipality12.938 km2 (4.995 sq mi)
230 m (750 ft)
 • Municipality71,830
 • Density5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
151 xx
Area code(s)21
Vehicle registrationZ

Marousi or Maroussi (Greek: Μαρούσι), also known as Amarousio (Αμαρούσιο), is a city and a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens urban area, Greece. Marousi dates back to the era of the ancient Athenian Republic; its ancient name was Athmonon (Ἄθμονον) and it represented one of the 10 Athenian sub-cities. The area held a main ancient temple, where Amarysia Artemis, the goddess of hunting, was adored. Consequently the city's modern name derives from that of the goddess, Amarysia, which denotes the origin of the worship back in Amarynthos, Euboea. Its mayor is Theodoros Ampatzoglou, re-elected in 2023.[1]


Marousi is situated 13 km (8 mi) northeast of Athens city centre. The municipality has an area of 12.938 km2.[3] The built-up area of Marousi is continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Pefki, Kifisia, Vrilissia and Halandri. Within Marousi lies the biggest forest in urban Athens, "Dasos Syngrou" (also "Alsos Syggrou"). The Athens Olympic Sports Complex, the largest sports complex in Greece, built for the 2004 Summer Olympics, is located in the southwestern part of the municipality.

The main thoroughfare is Kifisias Avenue, which connects Marousi with central Athens and the northern beltway Motorway 6. Marousi has 3 stations on Athens Metro Line 1, Neratziotissa, Irini and Marousi stations and two suburban (Proastiakos) commuter railway stations: Nerantziotissa station and Kifisias railway station.


Marousi's favourable infrastructure (Motorway 6, Athens Metro, and the Athens Suburban Railway) has led to strong economic growth. The main offices of the Greek subsidiaries of several multinational corporations, including Google,[4] Kodak, Bayer, Kimberly-Clark, Siemens, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Microsoft and Nestlé, and the ANT1 television studios are located in Marousi. The managing office of Consolidated Contractors Company, a large Middle Eastern and International EPC Contractor, is located in Marousi. The Mall Athens, one of the largest shopping centres in southeastern Europe, is situated in the southwestern part of Marousi.[citation needed]


The new building of Greek Ministry of Education is located in Marousi, in the district Neratziotissa. In the same district is located the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, a Greek university. The German School of Athens is also located in Marousi.[5]


Maroussi is the place of Greek Olympic Sport Center. It is located in the southwest of the suburb, in an area that is named Kalogreza. Maroussi has also some sport gymnasium such as Dais Indoor Hall[6] and Maroussi Indoor Hall[7] that are used by local teams. Local teams are Maroussi B.C. with long-time presence in A1 Ethniki Basketball and A.C. Doukas with many titles in Handball and Futsal. The Olympic Stadium was used as home stadium by famous clubs of Greek football, including by AEK as well as both Panathinaikos and Olympiacos.

Sport clubs based in Maroussi
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Maroussi B.C. 1950 Basketball 2001 European cup in Basketball.
A.C. Doukas 1979 Basketball, Handball, Futsal and other sports Panhellenic titles in Handball and Futsal
Niki Maroussi 1991 Basketball Presence in Beta National basketball
Triton Maroussi 1994 Water Polo Presence in A1 National women
Marousi 2004 1998 Baseball Panhellenic titles in baseball

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 48,150
1991 64,092
2001 69,470
2011 72,333
2021 71,830

The village was historically Arvanitika speaking, however due to its proximity to Athens, it has undergone a language shift.[8]

Twin cities[edit]

Marousi is twinned with the following cities:

Notable people[edit]

Spiros Louis


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Municipality of Maroussi, Municipal elections – October 2023, Ministry of Interior
  2. ^ "Αποτελέσματα Απογραφής Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2021, Μόνιμος Πληθυσμός κατά οικισμό" [Results of the 2021 Population - Housing Census, Permanent population by settlement] (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 29 March 2024.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Google locations." Google. Retrieved on May 25, 2016. "Google Athens 7 Fragoklissias St, 2nd floor Marousai Athens 151 25, Greece "
  5. ^ "Kontakt." German School of Athens. Retrieved on 17 January 2015. "Dimokritou 6 & Ziridi GR 151 23 Maroussi"
  6. ^ "Dais Indoor Hall". daiscenter.gr. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Κλειστό Αμαρουσίου". stadia.gr. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  8. ^ Sasse, Hans-Jürgen (1974). "Arvanitika: the long Hellenic centuries of an Albanian variety". International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 132–134: 53.
  9. ^ "Victor from Greece: "I hope I can inspire people with my song"". 17 March 2023.

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