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Palaio Faliro (Greek: Παλαιό Φάληρο; meaning "Old Phalerum") is a municipality in Attica on the Saronic Gulf coast. It is part of the South Suburbs of Athens.


Church of Our Lady

Palaio Faliro is situated on the east coast of the Phalerum Bay, a bay of the Saronic Gulf, 6 km southwest of Athens city centre. In 2011, it had 64,000 residents.

The seaside area was redeveloped for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and now contains a seaside promenade, several sports venues, a marina and the Naval Tradition Park, where museum ships are exhibited.

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Map of Palaio Faliro

The main avenues of Palaio Faliro are the seaside Poseidonos Avenue, which connects it with the port of Piraeus and the other southern suburbs, and the Andrea Syngrou Avenue respectively, which connects Palaio Faliro with the central Athens. Palaio Faliro is served by the tram and by buses.

Palaio Faliro has a direct connection to the Athens International Airport via its express bus line X96.

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  • The oldest church of Palaio Faliro is the chapel of St. George in Xirotagaro, next to the Museum of Naval Tradition. It was built probably in the 17th century, when the area was known by the Turks as Three Towers. Restored 1985.
  • The large church of St. Alexander is the metropolis of Palaio Faliro and is on St. Alexander St, the main commercial thoroughfare, at the corner with Alcyonis St. The church was completely rebuilt in 1952.
  • The Church of the Assumption of Mary is on Achilles St. It is a large and imposing building on the model of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.
  • The church of St. Barbara, on St. Barbara Ave, gave its name to the district of the same name in Paleo Faliro. The current Byzantine style church was completed in 1965.
  • The church of Ayia Kyriaki, on Amfitheas St, was founded in 1955. The present stone building was built in 1964 and the site includes a separate stone tower at the corner with Palaeologos St.



The Flisvos Public Park, next to the Marina of Flisvos, is a common destination for cultural activities and public events in Palaio Faliro. It is next to the sea beach and provides benches and ample space for jogging or gymnastics.











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