Ilio, also and primarily Nea Liosia or Nea Liossia (Greek, modern: Ίλιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -is, for Nea Liosia: Νέα Λιόσια), older form Ilion, ancient form Ilium, is a suburb in the west-northwest part of Athens, Greece. The two mountaintops of Aigaleo lie to the west. It is also located east-southeast of Eleusis, south of the Attiki Odos (number 6), west and southwest of Kifissou Avenue (GR-1/E75, northwest Athens), and north of Piraeus and Poseidonos Avenue. The main streets are one linking to Kamatero, near Patission Avenue, and one approximately 1 km north of Lenorman Avenue.
Ilio was mainly made up of farmlands. Pasture farming and groves were common. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands between the 1950s and the 1990s and continued until the late-1990s, with little current development. Today, most of the municipality is urbanized or residential. The rocky, sparse landscape of Aigaleo lies to the west and to the north. Mining was common in the western part between the 1960s and the late 20th century. Forests dominate the squares.
Sites of interest
National Sports Center of Nea Liosia; Akratiios rarely plays in this stadium
Ilio or Nea Liossia has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a police station, a post office, supermarkets, parks and sporting fields (including several near the mountain), and squares (plateies).
Nea Liossia, Satellite image