Chalandri is a suburb in Northern Athens, around 12 km from the center. Its location corresponds with one of the 10 ancient boroughs of Athens, known as Flya. Chalandri was a small village during the 1960s and 1970s made the two meet; the border with Athens is now indistinguishable. The area nevertheless, remains relatively sparsely populated, and one of the highest ratios of open green areas per citizen in Athens. Several embassies are based in Chalandri. It is one of the largest suburbs in terms of population, with more than 70.000 residents. Chalandri center is served by the “Chalandri” and “Agia Paraskevi” metro stations. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chalandri has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csa” on climate maps.
The municipality of Chalandri has created an extensive channel of sports installations such as tennis courts, football pitches, volleyball and basketball indoor and outdoor courts and pools to enhance the athletic spirit of the inhabitants.
Also, due to the geographical convenience of the area of Chalandri there is an extensive bike route, covering the neighborhoods from Doukissis Plakentias metro station, to Vrilissia and Gerakas area, reaching until Chalandri downtown city center, providing safe transportations for families and individuals improving the life level of the area.