Coordinates: 38°4′N 23°48′E / 38.067°N 23.800°E / 38.067; 23.800Coordinates: 38°4′N 23°48′E / 38.067°N 23.800°E / 38.067; 23.800
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit North Athens
Municipality Lykovrysi-Pefki
  Municipal unit 2.176 km2 (0.840 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
  Municipal unit 21,352
  Municipal unit density 9,800/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 151 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z

Pefki (Greek: Πεύκη meaning "pine", before 1959: Μαγκουφάνα - Magkoufana[2]) is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lykovrysi-Pefki, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[3]


Pefki is situated 10 kilometres (6 miles) northeast of Athens city centre. The municipal unit has an area of 2.176 km2.[4] The built-up area of Pefki is continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Irakleio, Lykovrysi, Kifisia and Marousi. Pefki consists of two areas: Ano Pefki and Kato Pefki. Pefki is served by Athens Metro Line 1 and by several bus routes. The nearest motorway is Motorway 6, south of Pefki.

Historical population

Year Population
1981 10,863
1991 17,987
2001 19,887
2011 21,352


The Japanese Community School of Athens was previously located in Ano Pefki.[5]

Twin towns

Pefki is twinned with:

See also


  1. "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  4. "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  5. "学校紹介" (Archive). Japanese Community School of Athens. Retrieved on January 16, 2015. "33 PINDOU ST, ANO-PEFKI 151-21,ATHENS GREECE"
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