FYLI MUNICIPALITY PRESENTATION
Municipality of Fyli is located in the region of Attica and comprises the Municipal Units of Αno Liosia, Zefyri and Fyli. It covers a total area of 109km2 and the population is approximately 46.000 (2011 census). It is a peri-urban municipality that includes part of Parnitha mountain which is a National Park since 1961.
Parnitha, an area of outstanding natural beauty, has a geomorphology of great diversity which has been properly utilized for selected sports and recreational activities. Climbing areas and hiking trails have been developed and mountain road races are organized. Furthermore, a multitude of different species of fauna and flora may be found as the red deer, while roe deers and wild boars live in a pine forest of unique beauty.
The cave of Pan, representing an important geosite, was dedicated to the worship of the deity of Pan and the nymphs in antiquity. The cave is developed on the east side of the canyon of Goura, a natural paradise with natural ‘pools’. Although quite steep, the gorge is suitable for canyoning and ends close to the famous Monastery “Moni Kleston” dedicated to Virgin Mary.
Municipality of Fyli had a prominent place in ancient times and nowadays a great effort is made to promote our cultural heritage. The ancient Wall ‘Dema’, a construction of defensive character of the beginnings of the 4th century B.C., about 4 km long, was connecting the SW slopes of Parnitha with the Aigaleo mountain. The fortress of Fyli with its strategic position and supervisory view, was the core of resistance against tyrant Peisistratus in the 6th century BC. Later, in 403 BC, the fortress was used as a bastion for the democratic forces which, under the leadership of Thrasyvoulos, overthrew the Thirty Tyrants’ regime of Athens.
Furthermore, the Municipality of Fyli has a strong presence in cultural and sports events. Cultural events and festivals are organized throughout the year with the engagement of the cultural associations of our municipality. The Municipality, with a concern for the development of fair play and the promotion of the sporting ideal has established significant sports facilities. There are three (3) indoor basketball courts, two (2) indoor gyms for wrestling and other uses as well as an Olympic swimming pool.
Municipality of Fyli is an active city in the European Union stage. Through the years, several EU actions and projects have been implemented, aiming to contribute to the overall cohesion policy. Thoroughly understanding the sound effect of local governance to peoples’ lives, we work hard to establish sustainable energy infrastructures, take environmental initiatives and change the environmental footprint of our territory, despite the multiple challenges we encounter.
Furthermore, the Municipality’s well organized mechanism, has been proved able to confront emerging crises. We rapidly reacted at the outburst of COVID-19 pandemic and present an equal reaction on wildfires or severe snowy weather events. In the field of social policy, the dynamic activity and the operational capacity we have, is recognized and rewarded with extra funding. In athletics, education and cultural activities we have as well an active presence. Municipality of Fyli is transforming its identity towards a greener, more digital and sustainable profile and will keep on highlighting European values.