Skala Oropou (Greek: Σκάλα Ωρωπού ) is a community in East Attica, Greece, on the South Gulf of Euboea, due north of Athens. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Oropos, of which it is a community.
Skala Oropou , Augusta Stylianou, artist
Skala Oropou is linked with the road linking GR-1/E75 and Oropos down to the beach, as well as the roads to Kalamos and Malakasa. Skala Oropou is surrounded by olive trees, pasture farmlands, grasslands and hills. Pine trees and mountains dominate southward; farmlands are in valley areas. The South Euboean Gulf covers the northern edge, providing a panoramic view of the island of Euboea. Skala Oropou is located N of Athens, E of GR-1/E75 (Athens - Lamia - Thessaloniki) and north of Rafina. The Asopus River flows to its west and through Chalkoutsi. Beaches along with hotels, taverns and restaurants are along the coastline and are Skala Oropou's fame.
The community has a land area of 12.398 km² and a total population of 3,775 inhabitants.
Skala Oropou (pop. 1,289 in 2001)
Chalkoutsi (pop. 2,082)
Nea Politeia (pop. 404)
Skala Oropou has a few schools and lyceums or a middle school, a gymnasia or a high school, churches, a post office and a few squares. Businesses are the most popular industry in Skala Oropou; agriculture dominates the central part, away from its beaches. Housing developments came in the 1990s but grew slowly.
Year Village population Community population
1991 1,295 3,142
2001 1,289 3,775
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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