Averof ship museum
|Regional unit||South Athens|
|• Mayor||Dionysios Chatzidakis (ND)|
|• Municipality||4.574 km2 (1.766 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|• Municipality density||14,000/km2 (36,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||175 xx|
Palaio Faliro (Greek: Παλαιό Φάληρο,  ( listen); Katharevousa: Paleon Faliron, Παλαιόν Φάληρον, meaning "Old Phalerum" ) is a coastal suburb and a municipality in the southern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. At the 2011 census it had 64,021 inhabitants.
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. It is surrounded by other suburbs of Athens: Kallithea, Nea Smyrni, Agios Dimitrios and Alimos. The Pikrodafni stream flows into sea on the border of Palaio Faliro and Alimos.
The seaside area has been redeveloped for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and now contains a seaside promenade, several sports venues, a marina and the Park of Maritime Tradition, where museum ships are exhibited.
The neighbourhoods of Palaio Faliro are Amfithea, Batis, Edem, Panagitsa, Floisvos, Palmyra, Pikrodafni, Agia Varvara and Kopsachila.
In January 2005, a 1.8 m tall marble torso of a young man was found in the Pikrodafni streambed at the intersections of Pikrodafnis and Dimokratias Streets. The statue dates back to the 1st century AD, and was a copy of a 4th-century BC classical original that may depict Apollo Lykeios. It was said the statue could have been recently discovered by builders during construction work, and dumped in the streambed for fear archaeologists might stop the works if alerted to the find.
During the 2000s, especially during the Summer Olympics 2004, Palaio Faliro saw major improvements in its infrastructure, such as the establishment of the Tram Line 3 that serves the southern coastal area of Athens.
The main avenues of Palaio Faliro are the seaside Poseidonos Avenue, which connects it with the city and port of Piraeus and the southern suburbs, and the Andrea Syngrou Avenue respectively, which connects Palaio Faliro with the city centre of Athens. Palaio Faliro is served by the Athens Tram and by its Bus system. Palaio Faliro has a direct connection to the Athens International Airport via its express bus line X96.
- Cultural Centre of Palaio Faliro
- Marina of Flisvos
- Saint Mary church (Panagitsa)
- Park of Maritime Tradition, including the historical warships Georgios Averof and Velos
- Village Cinemas Complex
- Kimatothrafstis (Wave-breaker)
- Phaleron World War II Cemetery
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (upon completion in 2016)
- The Evgenidio Foundation (better known as: The Athenian Planetarium)
- Parts of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex, such as the Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena, that were intended for the usage for the 2004 Summer Olympics
- National Historical Museum of the Hellenic Air Force
The Scouts of Greece have a Sea Scout Group in Palaio Faliro. Palaio Faliro also has an A1 water polo team named AC Palaio Faliro. Palaio Faliro is also home to its professional basketball club Paleo Faliro B.C., which is currently in the Greek Second Division.
Notable People and Residents
- Pavlos Kountouriotis
- Christodoulos of Athens
- Dimitrios Levidis
- Kostas Rigopoulos
- Nikolaos Vokos
- Vera Zavitsianou
- Municipality of Palaio Faliro (Greek)
- Ancient Roman work in Faliron Stream - Ekathimerini
- Averof ship museum
|Saronic Gulf||Agios Dimitrios|