Chalandri is a suburb in Northren Athens, aroond 12 km frae the centre; its location corresponds wi ane o the 10 auncient Dimoi (burghs) o Athens, kent as Flya (Greek: Φλύα). Chalandri was a small village in Attica till the rapid expansion o Athens an o the veelage durin the 1960s and 1970s made the twa meet; the border wi Athens is nou indistinguishable. The aurie, nivertheless, remains relatively spairsely populatit, an haes ane o the heichest ratio o open green auries per ceetizen in Athens. Several embassies are based in Chalandri. It is ane o the lairgest suburbs in terms o population, wi mair than 70,000 residents. It haulds an unthirlt municipality status syne 1944. Chalandri is servit bi the Chalandri metro station.
It is no offeecially confirmit whaur the name 'Chalandri' derives frae. There are twa possible versions. The first an maist likely is that Chalandri uised tae be the residence o 1,000 fowk (χίλιοι-χιλιάνδριον-χαλανδριον). The seicont refers that the wird 'Chalandri' oreeginates frae a Turk liege namit Chala Bei, who uised tae awn a great parcel o laund.