The 74 regional units (Greek : περιφερειακές ενότητες, perifereiakés enótites; sing.περιφερειακή ενότητα, perifereiakí enótita) are administrative units of Greece. They are divisions of the country's 13 regions, and are further divided into municipalities. They were introduced as part of the Kallikratis administrative reform on 1 January 2011 and are comparable in area and, in the mainland, coterminous with the 'pre-Kallikratis' prefectures of Greece.
|Administrative Region||Regional unit||Prefecture it was created from|
|Attica||North Athens||Athens (part)|
|Attica||West Athens||Athens (part)|
|Attica||Central Athens||Athens (part)|
|Attica||South Athens||Athens (part)|
|Attica||East Attica||East Attica|
|Attica||West Attica||West Attica|
|East Macedonia and Thrace||Drama||Drama|
|East Macedonia and Thrace||Evros||Evros|
|East Macedonia and Thrace||Thasos||Kavala (part)|
|East Macedonia and Thrace||Kavala||Kavala (part)|
|East Macedonia and Thrace||Xanthi||Xanthi|
|East Macedonia and Thrace||Rhodope||Rhodope|
|Ionian Islands||Ithaca||Cephalonia (part)|
|Ionian Islands||Cephalonia||Cephalonia (part)|
|North Aegean||Ikaria||Samos (part)|
|North Aegean||Lemnos||Lesbos (part)|
|North Aegean||Lesbos||Lesbos (part)|
|North Aegean||Samos||Samos (part)|
|South Aegean||Andros||Cyclades (part)|
|South Aegean||Kalymnos||Dodecanese (part)|
|South Aegean||Karpathos||Dodecanese (part)|
|South Aegean||Kea-Kythnos||Cyclades (part)|
|South Aegean||Kos||Dodecanese (part)|
|South Aegean||Milos||Cyclades (part)|
|South Aegean||Mykonos||Cyclades (part)|
|South Aegean||Naxos||Cyclades (part)|
|South Aegean||Paros||Cyclades (part)|
|South Aegean||Rhodes||Dodecanese (part)|
|South Aegean||Syros||Cyclades (part)|
|South Aegean||Santorini||Cyclades (part)|
|South Aegean||Tinos||Cyclades (part)|
The administrative regions of Greece are the country's thirteen first-level administrative entities, each comprising several second-level units, originally known as prefectures and, since 2011, as regional units.
The (Northern) Sporades are an archipelago along the east coast of Greece, northeast of the island of Euboea, in the Aegean Sea. They consist of 24 islands, four of which are permanently inhabited: Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros. They may also be referred to as the Thessalian Sporades.
Kilkis is one of the regional units of Greece, in the geographic region of Macedonia. It is part of the region of Central Macedonia. Its capital is the city of Kilkis.
The South Aegean is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. It consists of the Cyclades and Dodecanese island groups in the central and southeastern Aegean Sea.
The North Aegean Region is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece, and the smallest of the thirteen by population. It comprises the islands of the north-eastern Aegean Sea, called the North Aegean islands, except for Thasos and Samothrace, which belong to the Greek region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, and Imbros and Tenedos, which belong to Turkey.
Western Greece Region is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. It comprises the western part of continental Greece and the northwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. It occupies an area of 11,336 km2 (4,377 sq mi) and its population is, according to the 2011 census, at 679,796 inhabitants. The capital of the Western Greece is Patras, the third-largest-city in the country with a population of about 280,000 inhabitants. The NUTS 2 code for the region of Western Greece is EL63.
Phthiotis is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Central Greece. The capital is the city of Lamia. It is bordered by the Malian Gulf to the east, Boeotia in the south, Phocis in the south, Aetolia-Acarnania in the southwest, Evrytania in the west, Karditsa regional unit in the north, Larissa regional unit in the north, and Magnesia in the northeast. The name dates back to ancient times. It is best known as the home of Achilles.
Thesprotia is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the Epirus region. Its capital and largest town is Igoumenitsa. Thesprotia is named after the Thesprotians, an ancient Greek tribe that inhabited the region in antiquity.
Drama is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the Region of East Macedonia and Thrace. Its capital is the town of Drama. The regional unit is the northernmost within the geographical region of Macedonia and the westernmost in the administrative region of East Macedonia and Thrace. The northern border with Bulgaria is formed by the Rhodope Mountains.
Rethymno is one of the four regional units of Crete, Greece. Its capital is the city of Rethymno. Today its main income is tourism. The countryside is also based economically on agriculture and herding.
Euboea is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Central Greece. It consists of the islands of Euboea and Skyros, as well as a 260 km² area on the Greek mainland. Its land area is 4,167.449 km², whereas the total land area of the municipalities actually on the island Euboea is 3,684.848 km², which includes that of numerous small offshore islets near Euboea's southern tip.
The Peloponnese Region is a region in southern Greece. It borders Western Greece to the north and Attica to the north-east. The region has an area of about 15,490 square kilometres. It covers most of the Peloponnese peninsula, except for the northwestern subregions of Achaea and Elis which belong to Western Greece and a small portion of the Argolid peninsula that is part of Attica.
Central Greece is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. The region occupies the eastern half of the traditional region of Central Greece, including the island of Euboea. To the south it borders the regions of Attica and the Peloponnese, to the west the region of West Greece and to the north the regions of Thessaly and Epirus. Its capital city is Lamia.
Sintiki is a municipality in the Serres regional unit, Central Macedonia, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Sidirokastro. The municipality has an area of 1,103.431 km2.
Following the implementation on 1 January 2011 of the Kallikratis Plan, the administrative divisions of Greece consist of two main levels: the regions and the municipalities. In addition, a number of decentralized administrations overseeing the regions exist as part of the Ministry of the Interior, but are not entities of local government. The old prefectures were either abolished and divided or transformed into regional units in 2011. The administrative regions are divided into regional units which are further subdivided into municipalities. The Eastern Orthodox monastic community on Mount Athos is an autonomous self-governing entity.
Karpathos is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of South Aegean. The regional unit covers the islands of Karpathos, Kasos, Saria and several smaller islands in the Aegean Sea.
Pavlos Melas is a municipality in the regional unit of Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece. It is named after a Greek revolutionary officer of the Macedonian Struggle, Pavlos Melas. It was formed during the administrative reform introduced by the Kallikratis plan and encompasses the former municipalities of Efkarpia, Polichni and Stavroupoli. The seat of Pavlos Melas is Stavroupoli.
Trifylia is a municipality in the Messenia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Kyparissia. The municipality has an area of 616.019 km2. It was named after the ancient Triphylia region.
The Kallikratis Programme is the common name of Greek law 3852/2010 of 2010, a major administrative reform in Greece. It brought about the second major reform of the country's administrative divisions following the 1997 Kapodistrias reform.
Kleisthenis I Programme is the common name of Greek law 4555/2018 of July 2018, a major administrative reform in Greece. It brought about the third major reform of the country's administrative divisions following the 1997 Kapodistrias reform and the 2010 Kallikratis Programme. Named after ancient Greek legislator Cleisthenes, the programme was adopted by the Hellenic Parliament in July 2018 and implemented in September 2019.