Rizoupoli

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Rizoupoli
Ριζούπολη
Neighborhood
Location within Athens
Location within Athens
Coordinates: 38°1′49″N 23°44′33″E / 38.03028°N 23.74250°E / 38.03028; 23.74250Coordinates: 38°1′49″N 23°44′33″E / 38.03028°N 23.74250°E / 38.03028; 23.74250
CountryGreece
RegionAttica
CityAthens
Postal code111 42, 111 43, 111 44, 111 46
Area code(s)210
Websitewww.cityofathens.gr

Rizoupoli (Greek: Ριζούπολη pronounced [ɾiˈzu.po.li]) is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece. It is the northernmost neighborhood of Athens municipality along with the small district Probonas. The district is located between Patissia and Nea Philadelphia and is home to the Georgios Kamaras Stadium.

History[edit]

Rizoupoli is named after Ioannis Rizopoulos, a businessman and land developer of the early 20th century. Rizopoulos's historic mansion stood in the area until 2002, when the Greek government agreed for its demolition.[1] After the Asia Minor Catastrophe many refugees from Ionia and other places of Asia Minor settled in Rizoupoli. In 1948, the football stadium of Rizoupoli was built and became the home stadium of Apollon Smyrni, a historic club founded in Smyrni in 1891.

Places of interest[edit]

A big cave with an area of 2,500 m2 is located in Rizoupoli. It is called Profitis Ilias. In the interior the cave, remains dating from the stone age (5.000 B.C.) have been found.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Αντίο, βίλα "Ακριβή", με προτροπή Βενιζέλου". kathimerini.gr. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Σπήλαιο Προφήτη Ηλία Ριζούπολης". odysseus.culture.gr. Retrieved 23 March 2015.