Perama (Greek: Πέραμα) is a suburb of Piraeus. It is part of Athens urban area and belogs to the Piraeus regional unit.[2][3] It lies on the southwest edge of the Aegaleo mountains, on the Saronic Gulf coast. It is 8 km northwest of Piraeus, and 14 km west of Athens city centre. The municipality has an area of 14.729 km2.[4] It forms the western terminus of the Port of Piraeus, and there is also a passenger port that provides ferry services to Salamis Island.[5]

Ships at Perama
Ships at Perama
Perama is located in Greece
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Peramatos.png
Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°34′E / 37.967°N 23.567°E / 37.967; 23.567Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°34′E / 37.967°N 23.567°E / 37.967; 23.567
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitPiraeus
 • MayorPantelis Zoumboulis (Ind.)
 • Municipality14.729 km2 (5.687 sq mi)
5 m (16 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
188 63
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

The name Perama comes from the Greek word "perasma" which means "passage". Perama has a secondary soccer team named Peramaikos. The Battle of Salamis which took place in 480BC was located between the Salamis island and the mainland, part of which included Perama.

Historical populationEdit

Year Municipality
1981 23,012
1991 24,119
2001 25,720
2011 25,389

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Γεωγραφικά Χαρακτηριστικά – Δήμος Περάματος". Archived from the original on 2021-10-17. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  5. ^[bare URL PDF]

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