Regional units of Greece

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Administrative division of Greece following the "Kallikratis" reform: each colour denotes a region, regional units are outlined in black, and municipalities in white Kallikratis dioikisi.png
Administrative division of Greece following the "Kallikratis" reform: each colour denotes a region, regional units are outlined in black, and municipalities in white

The 74 regional units (Greek : περιφερειακές ενότητες, perifereiakés enótites; sing.περιφερειακή ενότητα, perifereiakí enótita) are administrative units of Greece. They are subdivisions of the country's 13 regions, and are further subdivided into municipalities. They were introduced as part of the Kallikratis administrative reform on 1 January 2011 [1] and are comparable in area and, in the mainland, coterminous with the 'pre-Kallikratis' prefectures of Greece.

Administrative RegionRegional unitPrefecture 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 Piraeus Piraeus (part)
Attica Islands Piraeus (part)
Attica West Attica West Attica
Central Greece Boeotia Boeotia
Central Greece Euboea Euboea
Central Greece Evrytania Evrytania
Central Greece Phocis Phocis
Central Greece Phthiotis Phthiotis
Central Macedonia Imathia Imathia
Central Macedonia Thessaloniki Thessaloniki
Central Macedonia Kilkis Kilkis
Central Macedonia Pella Pella
Central Macedonia Pieria Pieria
Central Macedonia Serres Serres
Central Macedonia Chalkidiki Chalkidiki
Crete Chania Chania
Crete Heraklion Heraklion
Crete Lasithi Lasithi
Crete Rethymno Rethymno
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
Epirus Arta Arta
Epirus Ioannina Ioannina
Epirus Preveza Preveza
Epirus Thesprotia Thesprotia
Ionian Islands Corfu Corfu
Ionian Islands Ithaca Cephalonia (part)
Ionian Islands Cephalonia Cephalonia (part)
Ionian Islands Lefkada Lefkada
Ionian Islands Zakynthos Zakynthos
North Aegean Chios Chios
North Aegean Ikaria Samos (part)
North Aegean Lemnos Lesbos (part)
North Aegean Lesbos Lesbos (part)
North Aegean Samos Samos (part)
Peloponnese Arcadia Arcadia
Peloponnese Argolis Argolis
Peloponnese Corinthia Corinthia
Peloponnese Laconia Laconia
Peloponnese Messenia Messenia
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)
Thessaly Karditsa Karditsa
Thessaly Larissa Larissa
Thessaly Magnesia Magnesia (part)
Thessaly Sporades Magnesia (part)
Thessaly Trikala Trikala
West Greece Achaea Achaea
West Greece Aetolia-Acarnania Aetolia-Acarnania
West Greece Elis Elis
West Macedonia Florina Florina
West Macedonia Grevena Grevena
West Macedonia Kastoria Kastoria
West Macedonia Kozani Kozani

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References

  1. "Text of Greek Law 3852/2010: Kallikratis reform" (PDF) (in Greek). 11 August 2010.