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Kallithea is a municipality in the Southern Sector in the Attica Region and is located 3 km south of Athens and 3 km northeast of the center of Piraeus.
It is the largest municipality in Greece with a population approaching 200,000 inhabitants, and is spread between Athens and Faliriko Bay, in an area of 4,500 acres. Kallithea borders the municipalities of Nea Smyrni, Paleo Faliro, Tavros and Moschato.
Archaeological findings prove that the area of Kallithea was inhabited as early as the 4th century BC, and it is believed that maritime activity developed there.
The formation of the modern settlement of Kallithea began in 1884-1885, on the initiative of a Construction Company. At the Olympic Games of 1896 in Kallithea, the sport of shooting was held at the Shooting Range that was built especially for this purpose. After the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922, the settlement in Kallithea of about 25,000 refugees from Asia Minor and Pontus turned it into a refugee district and stopped its development into a recreational suburb. The settlement was separated from the Municipality of Athens in 1925, when it became a Community, while in 1933 it became a Municipality. During the pre-war period, the city became a place of establishment of industries and handicrafts, while its location between Athens and Piraeus expanded its commercial activity.
The post-war development of Kallithea followed that of the whole of Athens. Receiving its own share of internal migration, already in the 50s and 60s Kallithea acquired the characteristics of a large city, while in the 70s the reconstruction of old houses by the method of consideration led to a new large increase in population, but also the deprivation of the city of free spaces.
During the 1990s, Kallithea became the site of a significant number of Greek Pontians from the Republics of the former Soviet Union. On the occasion of the 2004 Olympic Games, Kallithea is again an Olympic city, while the final removal of the Hippodrome and the systematic effort of the Municipality to expand its public infrastructure network create reasonable optimism for its development perspective in the 21st century.
The emblem of the city is Theseus who, according to mythology, when he returned from Crete, where he had exterminated the Minotaur, landed on the shores of Kallithea.
Today, Kallithea is a lively city with restaurants, taverns, taverns, cafes and intense night entertainment for all tastes. You will find stores that provide high quality services and products that will satisfy every customer.
Kallithea is also a city that has easy access to the center of Athens, Piraeus and the Athenian Riviera as it has easy service with most public transport (Bus, Trolley, Tram, train or taxi).
Sights that you can visit in Kallithea are: The Acropolis and its New Museum, Plaka, the Hill of Philopappos, the Greek Parliament, the National Garden, the hill of Philopappos, Lycabettus, the Cultural Center the Stavros Foundation, N National Museum of Contemporary Art, Piraeus and the beautiful beaches of Attica.