Averof ship museum
|Regional unit:||South Athens|
|Mayor:||Dionysios Chatzidakis (ND)|
|Population statistics (as of 2011)|
|- Area:||4.574 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|- Density:||13,997 /km2 (36,251 /sq mi)|
|Time zone:||EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)|
|Elevation (min-max):||0–10 m (0–33 ft)|
|Postal code:||175 xx|
Palaio Faliro (Greek: Παλαιό Φάληρο, meaning "Old Phalerum") is a seaside town 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 main roads of Palaio Faliro are the seaside Poseidonos Avenue, which connects it with Piraeus and the southern suburbs, and Andrea Syngrou Avenue, which connects it with Athens city centre. Palaio Faliro is served by the Athens Tram.
The neighbourhoods of Palaio Faliro are Amfithea, Batis, Edem, Panagitsa, Floisvos, Pikrodafni, Agia Varvara and Kopsacheila.
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.
- Cultural Centre of Palaio Faliro
- Marina of Flisvos
- Panagitsa church
- Park of Maritime Tradition, including the museum ships Georgios Averof and Velos
- Village Cinemas Complex
- Kimatothrafstis (Wave-breaker)
- Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena, built for the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Phaleron War Cemetery
- Municipality of Palaio Faliro (Greek)
- Ancient Roman work in Faliron Stream - Ekathimerini
- Averof ship museum
|Saronic Gulf||Agios Dimitrios|