Official seal of Petroupoli
Petroupoli is located in Greece
Location within the region
Coordinates: 38°2′N 23°41′E / 38.033°N 23.683°E / 38.033; 23.683
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitWest Athens
 • MayorStefanos-Gabriel Vlachos
 • Municipality6.597 km2 (2.547 sq mi)
140 m (460 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density8,900/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)210 50
Vehicle registrationΙΖΧ

Petroupoli (Greek: Πετρούπολη, meaning "City/town of Stones ") is a town in Attica that falls under the administrative sector of West Athens. Petroupoli was part of the community of Nea Liosia until 1946, when it became a separate community. It was elevated to municipality status in 1972.[2]


Petroupoli is situated in the eastern foothills of the Egaleo mountain, 7 km northwest of Athens. The municipality has an area of 6.597 km2.[3] Its main streets (25 March Ave., Anatolikis Romylias St. and Perikleous St.) connect the town with Ilion and Peristeri.

ASDA (Association for the Development of Western Athens) regards Petroupoli as the most developed town in the administrative sector of West Athens .[4]

Culture and education

The Petra Festival takes place every summer. The area's junior football (soccer) team is named Aris Petroupoli.

The traditional festival of the church in the upper city dedicated to the prophet Elias is usually organized around July in the playground of Profitis Elias, folk music and dances are practiced in it along with other activities such as grilled meat selling.

Petroupoli incorporates a number of private and 15 public kindergartens, 12 primary schools (11 public and 1 private), 6 public lower secondary schools (gymnasia), 5 public upper secondary schools (lyceums) and one public Technical Secondary School (EPAL).

Historical population

Year Population
1981 27,902
1991 38,278
2001 48,327
2011 58,979


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "EETAA local government changes". Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ "ΑΣΔΑ - Δήμος Πετρουπόλεως". Archived from the original on 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2008-06-17.