Peristeri (Greek Περιστέρι (n. sg ). Peristerio and also older Peristerion ) is the most populous suburb of the Greek capital Athens. Since it is an independent municipality, Peristeri is a large city with a population of 139,000, the sixth- largest municipality in Greece and the largest city of Greece, which has no university.


Peristeri is located about 5 kilometers north- west of the Acropolis. It is bordered to the east by the city of Athens, in the north on Petroupoli and Ilio, on the northeast by Agii Anargyri, on the west by Chaidari and on the south by Egaleo. The municipality borders the Kifisos, Athinon Avenue, National Highway 8, or GR- EO8a and includes the northern half of the Athens industrial area. The main roads are the Kennedy Road and the Thivon Street.

Since the Olympic Games from 2004 Peristeri is connected to the metro network of Athens, which led to a considerable rise in property prices. The transport connections, it is expected that Peristeri increasingly become a commuter suburb. Currently, Peristeri, due to its relatively central location equally residential area ( center ) as well as industrial and service location.


Sports play an important role in Peristeri. During the Olympic Games of 2004 Peristeri was the venue for the boxing competitions. More recently, the traditional club Atromitos made ​​(Greek Ατρόμητος ) talked about, who came back after relegation to the second division in 2008 for the 2009/10 season in the Super League. Peristeri is also home to the basketball club Peristeri Athens plays in the first Greek League (A1 Ethniki ).

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer

Sister City

Bulgaria Rousse, Bulgaria ( 1986)

Official Website

Peristeri ( Greek)