Population: 13,246 inhabitants
Area: 129 km2
Address: Athinon Souniou 37
Zip code: 19001
Phone: +30 22990 69240
Fax: +30 22990 67900
Mayor Stavros Iatrou
Keratea belongs geomorphologically and administratively in the South-East department of Attica,
known as Layreotiki. Keratea lies about 41km South-East from Athens and consists of 58 settlements.
The municipality occupies ground that is basically mountainous in all its extent. The total length of
Keratea's coastlines is 21 Km.
The older archaeological discoveries which testify the existence of people in the region of Keratea
are dated from the Mycenean era (1600 - 1100 BC).
Up until the last few decades, Keratea was mainly an agricultural region, but nowadays it is
developing a strong service industry as it belongs to the Greater Athens Metropolitan Area. Its location
along new Attica road, its proximity to the new Athens airport and the important harbour of Lavrion, are
creating many socioeconomic and employment opportunities for Keratea. A part of the population is still
The area now faces many changes and opportunities but current plans, both regional and local, are
not comprehensive enough to ensure that these are nurtured and managed to maximum benefit.
Renewable Energy Sources
Now: The Greek Centre for Renewable Energy Sources & Saving (CRES) has developed its own 3
MW wind farm which is situated in Layreotiki, SE Attica (Municipality of Keratea).
Future: New RES applications (eg. PV installations).
Rational Use of Energy
Now: There are some existing examples of bioclimatic buildings in the region (private).
Future: Energy saving and efficiency measures (focus mainly in the building sector).