Ampelokipoi, Athens

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Athens Tower in Ampelokipoi
Athens Tower in Ampelokipoi
Ampelokipoi is located in Athens
Coordinates: 37°59′23″N 23°45′53″E / 37.98972°N 23.76472°E / 37.98972; 23.76472Coordinates: 37°59′23″N 23°45′53″E / 37.98972°N 23.76472°E / 37.98972; 23.76472
Country Greece
Region Attica
City Athens

Ampelokipoi or Ampelokipi (Αμπελόκηποι) is a large, central district of the city of Athens. In 1908, Panathinaikos Athletic Club was founded in this district. Ampelokipoi is located in the center of Athens, near Zografou, Goudi, Psychiko and, Pagkrati.

Two metro stations are located in the district.


The village Ampelokipoi is indicated in the map of 1815.

Before the Greek independence, at the beginning of 19th century Ampelokipoi was a village few kilometers north-east of Athens. The village Ampelokipoi is noted in the maps of this period. At the late of 19th century the village still remains outside the boundaries of Athens agglomeration.[1] Then some cottages of rich Athenian were built in this area. Due to its healthy climate, many hospitals were built in Ampelokipoi in the late of 19th century and the beginning of 20th.[2] Today in this area there are the hospitals Erythros Stavros Hospital (Red Cross), Errikos Dynan Hospital, Ippokrateio Hospital, Elpis Hospital and Agios Sabbas Hospital. The population explosion in Ampelokipoi happened after the Asia Minor Disaster, in 1922, when many refugees settled in this area. For the residence of the refugees, the government had originally chosen the area of the stadium of Panathinaikos that had been built in the same period.[3] So a conflict broke out between refugees and Panathinaikos fans and finally the government changed the place for the settling of refugees. The new district was named Kountouriotika and was located around of Panathinaikos stadium.[4] Few years later the government built a new neighbourhood for the refugees opposite of Panathinaikos stadium, known as prosfygika of Alexandras Avenue. These houses were built between 1933 and 1935 and today some of them have proclaimed monuments of historical heritage.[5]


Ampelokipoi is the seat of the clubs Panathinaikos, one of the most successful Greek sport club, founded in 1908 and Ampelokipoi B.C., a basketball club founded in 1929.

Sport clubs based in Ampelokipoi
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Panathinaikos 1908 Football, Basketball , Volleyball, Water Polo, Track and Field and others One of the most successful Greek clubs, many titles in several sports
Ampelokipoi B.C. 1929 (originally as Hephaestus Athens) Basketball Earlier presence in A1 Ethniki basketball


Athens tower

Important buildings located in Ambelokipi:

Government buildings[edit]



Prosfygika of Ampelokipoi
  • Panathinaikos stadium
  • Athens Tower (Πύργος των Αθηνών)
  • Apollo Tower (Πύργος Απόλλων) - the tallest residential tower in Greece.[6] It is 80m tall and consists of 25 floors.
  • Prosfygika of Alexandras Avenue


  • President Hotel


  • Aavora
  • Alfavil
  • Andora
  • Astron
  • Athinaion
  • Danaos
  • Galaxias
  • Nirvana
  • ODEON Zina
  • Plaza

Residential streets[edit]

This is a list of residential streets in the Ampelokipoi area. Most of these are named after geographic locations: