Pikermi (Greek, Modern: Πικέρμι, Ancient/Katharevousa: Πικέρμιον) is a town and a former community of Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rafina-Pikermi, of which it is a municipal unit.
Pikermi is linked with Marathonos Avenue (GR-54). The area around Pikermi is surrounded by pristine pine forests eastward and farmlands to the east and elsewhere. The mountains cover the northern part with grasslands and housing developments filled with luxurious houses northward. The seat of government is in the town of Pikérmi (pop. 1,168 in 2001), the second-largest town in the community.Pikermi is located about 19 km east of Athens, N of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport as well as Spata, E of the Attiki Odos (numbers 6 and 61) and a few kilometres east of Rafina.
Pikermi is also the easternmost area that uses the area code (030)-210.
Pikermi features a paleontological site which has more than forty mammal species from the late Miocene (8 million years ago). What is special about Pikermi is that it is one of the first localities to be discovered. It was discovered in 1839 by Bavarian soldiers of king Otto. Since it was one of the first localities, many of the species named there are type species. Similar fossils are found on Samos Island in Greece and Shanxi China.
Businesses are the most popular industry in Pikermi. The population in the 1990s shifted from rural to urban as suburban housing boomed in Pikermi.
The forest fires of 1995 ravaged parts of Pikermi, the 2005 fires damaged a part of its forest.
The largest town in the community is Ntrafi (pop. 1,415). Other settlements are Dióni (pop. 227), Dasamári (109), and Palaiós Mýlos (12).
Pikermi has an elementary school, a gymnasio or middle school, a lyceum or high school, banks, churches, a post office and a few squares.
Year Village population Community population
1981 509 -
1991 650 1,293
2001 1,168 2,931
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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