Petralona

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For Petralona eponymous of the Petralona cave, see Petralona (Chalcidice).
Petralona
Πετράλωνα
Neighborhood
Petralona is located in Athens
Petralona
Petralona
Coordinates: 37°58′02″N 23°42′35″E / 37.96722°N 23.70972°E / 37.96722; 23.70972Coordinates: 37°58′02″N 23°42′35″E / 37.96722°N 23.70972°E / 37.96722; 23.70972
Country Greece
Region Attica
City Athens
Website www.cityofathens.gr

Petralona is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece located between Thiseio and Kallithea. Athenians refer to Petralona either as Ano (upper) Petralona or Kato (Lower) Petralona, where Ano Petralona is the area between the Philopappos Hill and the railway and Kato Petralona the area between the railway and Piraeus Street. Sometimes as part of Ano Petralona refers and the small neighbourhood Assyrmatos. Petralona named after the Greek words Petrina Alonia that means stone threshing floors. The district is served by the Petralona Station.

Petralona hosts the football club Petralona F.C., founded in 1983 when the two local clubs AO Petralona and GS Petralona merged.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greece - Mergers and Name Changes". rsssf.com. Retrieved 15 April 2015.