Peristeri (Greek: Περιστέρι, standing for "pigeon/dove" in Greek) is a suburban municipality in Athens, Greece, 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 Petroupoli in the northwest, with a size of around 10 km2 (4 sq mi). The area includes the northern half of the Athens Industrial Area, with its main streets taking in Ethnikis Antistaseos Street and P. Tsaldari Street.
The Kifissos Bus Terminal where buses come from Peloponese, Epirus, Macedonia and Thrace is slightly east of Peristeri itself, along with its nearest station in Sepolia, a part of Athens. A metro station opened in 2004 in Peristeri, named Aghios Antonios due to its location near the Aghios Antonios (Saint Anthony) church. Two other stations, Peristeri (near the town hall) and Anthoupoli (near Thivon St.) opened on 6 April 2013. Line 2 starts from Peristeri.
 Historical population
 Peristeri Arena
The Peristeri Arena (or Andreas Papandreou Arena) is an indoor basketball sporting arena. The seating capacity of the arena is 4,000 people. The arena is owned by the municipality of Peristeri. The arena is currently home to the Greek professional basketball team Peristeri Athens of the Greek A2 League.
The hall was opened in the year 1989. The arena is named after the late Andreas Papandreou, who was the former prime minister of Greece. The arena is an older, smaller version of the Larissa Neapolis Arena and the Dimitris Tofalos Arena, which were based on Peristeri Arena, but built 6 years later and with a larger seating capacity.
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