Nea Filadelfeia or Nea Filadelfia(Greek: Νέα Φιλαδέλφεια, meaning New Philadelphia), older rare New Philadelphia is a suburb in the northern part of Athens, Greece. The Cephissus and Kifissos Avenue/GR-1/E75 is located to the NW. It is located north of the neighborhood of Patissia. It is located S of Attiki Odos which opened in 2001 and wasn't fully connected until February 2004, WSW of Kifissia and W of Kifissias Avenue, W of Marathonos Avenue, N of Athens, NE of Peristeri, E of Kifissou Avenue and SE of Acharnae. The main streets are a road linking with Pefki, Dekeleia Avenue and Patission Avenue.
The area was made up of farmlands and some forests dominated the area. The forests are in the squares today. In the early to mid-20th century, urban development replaced much of the farmlands. Today, much of the municipality are urbanized while the businesses are within the main roads. Much of the trees are aligned with the streets and in squares.
Nea Filadelfeia until 1927 was known as Podoniftis, from a small river in the region. In 1923 a settlement was founded by refuges after the Minor Asia catastrophe. It was named Nea Filadelfeia (New Filadeldeia) after Filadelfeia (or Philadelphia) a city in Minor Asia named after King Attalus II Philadelphus.
In 1920 there was only a small village with a population of around 120 , in 2001 the population was 24112.
Nea Filadelfeia has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a post office and squares (plateies).
Sites of Interest
Nea Filadelfeia Ionikos Sports Center, where the basketball, volleyball and handball team Ionikos play. It is located at Sardeon and N. Trypia Streets.
Nea Filadelfeia Satellite image