Anthousa (Greek: Ανθούσα meaning "in blossom") is a suburb of Athens in the region of Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pallini, of which it is a municipal unit.
It lies north of Marathonos Avenue and south of Penteli Mountain. Near Marathonos Avenue is an exhibition center for which the suburb is known, while the residential area lies on the hill. It is a suburb full of green and trees, mostly quiet, as there are few residents. The mountains dominates the northern part, farmlands formerly covered the area which now dominates the southern part, the rest are built-up areas including shops. Businesses are the most popular industry in Anthousa, the population in the 1990s shifted from rural to urban as suburban housing boomed in Anthousa. The population growth in percentage between 1981 and 1991 was the fastest in the prefecture of Attica.
Anthousa has a school, a lyceum a gymnasia or high school, banks, churches, a post office and a few squares (plateies).
Year Village population Community population
1981 577 -
1991 2,787 3,020
2001 - 3,024
List of municipalities of Attica
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
GTP Travel Pages (Community)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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