Marousi or Maroussi (Greek: Μαρούσι, also Αμαρούσιο Amarousio) is a suburban city in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, 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, and the city's modern name derives from that of the goddess, Amarysia, which denotes the origin of the worship back in Amarynthos, Euboea.
From top left:Kifisias avenue, Syntrivaniou square, Neoclassical houses, The Square at the Train Station
Location within the region
|Regional unit||North Athens|
|• Mayor||Giοrgos Patoulis (ND)|
|• Municipality||12.938 km2 (4.995 sq mi)|
|Elevation||230 m (750 ft)|
|• Municipality density||5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||151 xx|
Marousi is situated 13 km (8 mi) northeast of Athens city centre. The municipality has an area of 12.938 km2. 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, and two suburban (Proastiakos) commuter railway stations: Nerantziotissa station and Kifisias railway station.
Marousi is also home to a number of prestigious public (Peiramatiko Lyceum Anavryton) and private educational institutions.
Marousi's favourable infrastructure (Motorway 6, Athens Metro, Proastiakos suburban railroad) has led to strong economic growth. The main offices of the Greek subsidiaries of several multinational corporations, including 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.
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.
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 and Maroussi Indoor Hall 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 is used as home stadium by famous clubs of Greek football, currently by AEK and in the past by Panathinaikos and Olympiacos.
|Sport clubs based in Maroussi|
|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|
Marousi is twinned with the following cities: