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Psychiko is located in Greece
Location athin Athens
Coordinates: 38°1′N 23°46′E / 38.017°N 23.767°E / 38.017; 23.767Coordinates: 38°1′N 23°46′E / 38.017°N 23.767°E / 38.017; 23.767
Admeenistrative regionAttica
Regional unitNorth Athens
 • Municipal unit2.776 km2 (1.072 sq mi)
190 m (620 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
115 xx, 154 xx
Aurie code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

Psychiko (Greek: Ψυχικό) is a suburb o Athens, Greece. Syne the 2011 local govrenment reform, it is pairt o the municipality Filothei-Psychiko, that it is the seat an a municipal unit o.[2]

Psychiko is locatit tae the sooth o the Olympic stadium. Psychiko is a strictly residential suburb o Athens, wi commercial businesses alloued anerly athin twa sma designatit zones, the "Nea Agora" (New Mercat) an the "Palaia Agora" (Auld Mercat), wi current regulations restrictin biggins tae full detachment an aw, an a maximum o 3 floors. Psychiko wis historically the hame o aristocrats, members o the Greek ryal family, an generally auld money fowk. The aurie remains ane o the walthiest suburbs o Athens, wi very heich laund value, an a nummer o embassies, pairticularly o rich Middle Eastren kintras, tae be foond locatit in Psychiko, Neo Psychiko an neebourin Filothei. This wis ance hame tae Queen Frederika o Greece, till the militar coup d'état o 1967. Andreas Papandreou an his wife Margaret livit in Psychiko afore the dictatorship an aw. Later, whan he became Prime Minister he left Psychiko an flittit tae Ekali. In recent decades housomeivver, mony prominent faimilies chuise tae bigg their hooses in the soothren, seaside suburbs, like Glyfada or Lagonisi. A nummer o Greek private schools are located in the area: the Athens College, the Moraitis Schuil, the Arsakeio, an the aurie's maist historic public schuil, the Varvakeio, in Neo Psychiko is the prestigious Greek/French Schuil "Ursulines" an aw. Public municipal facilities, for their pairt, include a vera active cultural centre, a 6-court tennis club, an indoor basketbaa/volleybaa stadium, an ootdoor basketbaa an volleybaa venue, an a rollerskeitchin rink.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name leeterally means "an act o charity".[3] A popular legend[4] aboot the battle o Marathon an the Marathon run wis recordit bi Andreas Karkavitsas in the 19t century, an bi Linos Politis an aw.

On the plain of Marathon a major battle was ance fought; Persians wi uckle fleets came to enslave the land an fae there pass tae Athens...the bluid turned tae a burn, an reached fae the roots o Vranas tae Marathon on the ither side; it met the sea and paintit the waves red. Much lamentation and evil took place. Finally the Greeks won... and two men ran to bring the news to Athens; one travelled on horseback an the ither on fit in fou gear. The rider headit towards Halandri an the messenger o fit towards Stamata; swift-footed he ascendit Aforesmos an doun towards the village. As women saw him, they ran towards him:

"Stop", they shouted, wanting to know the outcome of the battle. He stopped a moment to catch his breath and then took the road again. Finally, he reached Psychiko; there he was almost near death, his feet were shaking, he felt like falling down. But he composed himself, took a deep breath, continued, and finally reached Athens.

"We won," he said, an immediately fell doun deid. The rider had yet tae come. But whaur the foot runner stoppit an teuk a breath his act was recorded. The first village remained a 'stop' (Stamata) and the second Psychiko.

Office, stores and open air cinema building in Psychiko

Historical population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Population
1981 10,775
1991 10,592
2001 10,901

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Embassies an consulates[eedit | eedit soorce]

Psychiko is hame tae mony embassies.[5]

Consulates[eedit | eedit soorce]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
  2. Kallikratis law Archived 2018-11-13 at the Wayback Machine Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. "ψυχικό", Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής, ed. Institute of Manolis Triantafyllidis, 1998
  4. Science of Folklore By Alexander Haggerty Krappe Page 84 ISBN 0-416-80990-1
  5. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: GTP Business directory

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