Moschato, Moshato or Moskhato (Greek, Modern: , Ancient/Katharevousa: -on meaning Old Faliro), older forms Moschaton, Moshaton and Moskhaton is a suburb in the south southern part of Athens, Greece. Phaleron Bay lies to the south in which between 2002 and 2004 extended land. The city is linked by the famous Poseidonos Avenue (GR-89 to the west and the superhighway GR-1/E75, GR-8/E94 for northbound lanes which now has easy access to the Peloponnese. Syngrou Avenue is accessed in the southeast. It is also located W of Athens, WNW of Syngrou Avenue, NW of Vouliagmeni, E of Piraeus and SE of Kifissou Avenue. The Cephissus river lies to the west and now flows underneath the superhighway. Another stream which has been known since the ancient times lies to the est and borders with Kallithea.

The area was made up of farmlands. Mixed farming was common. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands in the 1920s and the 1930s. Today, most of the municipality are urbanized or residential. The industrial area lies to the north. The Most of the industrial buildings and businesses along with shopping outlets are aligned within Poseidonos Avenue and other main streets. Moschato is linked with the ISAP station named the Moschatos Station.

Prefecture: Attica
Metropolitan Area: Athens

37.9495 (37°56'57') N
23.6737 (23°40'30') E
2.39 km²
Population: (2001)

Phaleron Bay
10 m(centre)
around 20 m
Postal code: 183
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-940 through 949
Municipal code: 0128
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: MSH (Moshato)
Address of administration: 36 Korai and Ithakis St.
Moschato 183 45

Moschato has several facilities which were used for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Including a large one in the middle of an interchange.

In 2002, the construction of the final phase of the superhighway to decongest Athens and have easy access to the Peloponnese began with several rainfalls occurring in September and the gates closed roads and cut off Athens and Piraeus. Buildings and businesses were flooded and damaged and basements were also flooded. It continued well into October. After a few months, the bridge was covering the river and the flooding of Moschato went to an end. The superhighway was opened in 2004 and formed the southernmost terminus in GR-1 and E75.


Moschato has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a post office and 2 main squares (plateies): The "Old Square " on Makrygianni Avenue by the cathedral of Aghia Sotira ( Our Christ Saviour)and the "New Square " in front of the City Hall on Korai Str. The local fair is held on 6th August every year , festivities starting from the 5th , when the the cathedral of Aghia Sotira ( Our Christ Saviour)has its religious holiday.

Moschato is also know for its Carnival celebrations held every year approximately two weeks before Clean Monday (Kathara Deytera). Festivities for all ages are held throughout the town and more specific at the Tent (Tenta) that the municipal puts up at the Korai Str. square. Delegations from many cities across Greee as well as foreighn communities take part in this two week festivity. Teenagers have the opportunity to take part in a large Treasure/Scavenger Hunt (Kinigi toy Chamenou Thisavrou)which takes place in all of Moschato and lasts for the entire two weeks, engaging into games, singing contests, city wide treasure hunts, mascarade competitions and with the chance of winning prizes, trips and many other gifts.

Historical population

Year Municipal population
1940 12903
1981 21138
1991 22039
2001 23153

Athens Metro

Metro Station Moschato (Source)


Northwest: Agios Ioannis Rentis North: Tavros
West: Piraeus Moschato East: Kallithea
South: Phaleron Bay, part of the Saronic Gulf

See also:

Municipalities of Athens

Agia Varvara | Agia Paraskevi | Agioi Anargyroi | Agios Dimitrios | Athens | Aigaleo | Alimos | Amarousi | Argyroupoli | Chaidari | Chalandri | Cholargos | Dafni | Ellinikon | Filothei | Galatsi | Glyfada | Heraklio | Ilio | Ilioupoli | Kaisariani | Kallithea | Kamatero | Kifissia | Lykovryssi | Melissia | Metamorfosi | Nea Chalkidona | Nea Erythraia | Nea Ionia | Nea Filadelfeia | Nea Smyrni | Neo Psychiko | Palaio Faliro | Papagou | Pefki | Peristeri | Petroupoli | Psychiko | Tavros | Vrilissia | Vyrona | Ymittos | Zografou

(Non-municipal) Communities of Athens prefectural department

Ekali | Nea Penteli | Penteli

Municipalities of East Attica

Acharnai | Agios Stefanos | Artemida | Avlona | Gerakas | Glyka Nera | Kalyvia Thorikou | Keratea | Kropia | Lavreotiki | Marathon | Markopoulo Mesogeias | Nea Makri | Paiania | Pallini | Rafina | Spata | Vari | Vouliagmeni | Voula

(Non-municipal)Communities of East Attica

Afidnes | Agios Konstantinos | Anavyssos | Anoixi | Anthousa | Dionysos | Drosia | Grammatiko | Kalamos | Kapandriti | Kouvaras | Kryoneri | Malakasa | Markopoulo Oropou | Nea Palatia | Oropos | Palaia Fokaia | Pikermi | Polydendri | Rodopoli | Saronida | Skala Oropou | Stamata | Sykamino | Thrakomakedones | Varnava

Municipalities of the Piraeus prefectural department

Aegina | Agios Ioannis Rentis | Ampelakia Salaminas | Hydra | Korydallos | Kythira | Drapetsona | Methana | Nikaia | Perama | Piraeus | Poros | Salamina | Spetses | Troizina

(Non-municipal) Communities of the Piraeus prefectural department

Angistri | Antikythira

Provinces of the Piraeus prefectural department

Aigina | Kythira

Municipalities of West Attica

Ano Liosia | Aspropyrgos | Eleusis | Erythres | Fyli | Mandra | Megara | Nea Peramos | Vilia | Zefyri

(Non-Municipal) Communities of West Attica

Magoula | Oinoi

There is also a village Moschato in the municipality of Plastiras in Karditsa

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