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Metropolitan Area: Athens
Location: 38° 0′ 36″ N, 23° 41′ 26″ E

10 km²

Rank xxth
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank



about 45 m
50 m(centre)
around 100 m
Postal code: 121 and 126
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-570 through 9
Municipal code: 0139
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.

Peristeri (Greek: Περιστέρι, meaning "pigeon" in Greek), older forms Peristerio and Peristerion is a suburban community in Athens area (Attica), Greece. It is located about 5 km NW of the downtown area. The municipality is bordered by the Cephissus/Cephissos River, Athinon Avenue (GR-8), Chaidari in the west and Petroupolis in the northwest. The size is around 10 sq km. Peristeri includes the northern half of the Athens Industrial Area. Its main streets are Kennedy Street and Thívon Street. The Athens Bus Terminal is in the east slightly east of Peristeri along with its nearest station in Sepolia, a part of Athens.

Peristeri has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a post office and squares (plateies). Peristeri has a football (soccer) team named Atromitos Athens FC.

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 140,858 - around 14,085.8/km²
1991 137,288 3,570/2.53% around 13,728.8/km²

Site of interest

  • Cathedral
  • Peristeri Arena


North: Petroupolis
West: Petroupolis, Chaidari Peristeri East: Athens
South: Aegaleo