Kessariani is one of the Eastern suburbs of Athens,
situated 3 km. east of the centre of Athens, at an altitude of 130m., on the NW
slopes of Hymettus.
It borders with the Municipalities
of Zografou and Athens
in the North, with Hymettus in the East, with Vironas
and Athens (Pagrati) in the South and in the West with Athens again. The overall
acreage of Kessariani today, is approximately 8.500 acres, 7.500 of which is a
mountainous area and about 1.000 is populated and common area. The actual populate
area is about 780 acres. Kessariani has a triangle scheme and a good street plan,
based on the central avenue and the other horizontal and vertical to that, streets.
Its population, according to the census in 1991, was 27.000, but it actually exceeds
35.000. The suburb today after going through fire and water, is considered to
be an advantageous place to live in, mostly due to the environment and the warmth
of its people. The suburb is growing; it has won several fights regained its footing
and stood up. Today it attracts many people, it has somewhat changed. But its
history, still wanders about everywhere, it lies in every part of it. History
that moulds our character and forms our conscience.