Pallini or Palini (Greek: Παλλήνη), ancient form and Latin: Pallene, is a suburb in the northeastern part of Athens, Greece. The municipality includes the subdivision of Kantza located to the south which are mainly made up of farmlands and is to the south. Melissia is passed by Marathonos Avenue and Attiki Odos (number 6) is accessed with its interchange to the west and the Hymettus Ring (number 63) is 3 km SW. The name dates back to ancient times. The suburban community sits south of the slope of the Penteli while the Mesogeian plain is situated to the south. The Athenian plain lies to the southwest. It is located SW of Marathon, W of Rafina, about 20 km N of Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, and about 18 km ENE of Athens.
The area around Pallini are made up of residential, urban areas and farmlands. The area used to be made up of farmlands. Suburban housing arrived in the 1970s and the 2000s. Farmlands still exists in the southern and the northeastern parts. Forests dominate to the north and the east and are filled with pine and fir trees. Between the 1980s and the 1990s, a fraction of the land remain empty. In 2002 and 2003, Marathonos Avenue was later expanded for two lanes and took several months. The construction made some pedestrians difficult to cross the avenue. The avenue was halfway done in mid-2003. It two-lane Marathonos Avenue was extended in mid-2004, shortly before the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Pallini has few schools, lyceums, a gymnasium, banks, a football/soccer field, a post office and a few squares (plateies).
Division of the munizipality
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