Drapetsona (Greek: Δραπετσώνα) is a suburb an a umwhile municipality in the wastren pairt o Piraeus, Greece. Syne the 2011 local govrenment reform it is pairt o the municipality Keratsini-Drapetsona, o which it is a municipal unit.[2]


Port o Drapetsona
Port o Drapetsona
Drapetsona is located in Greece
Location athin the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°56.8′N 23°37.5′E / 37.9467°N 23.6250°E / 37.9467; 23.6250Coordinates: 37°56.8′N 23°37.5′E / 37.9467°N 23.6250°E / 37.9467; 23.6250
Admeenistrative regionAttica
Regional unitPiraeus
 • Municipal unit1.725 km2 (0.666 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
186 xx
Aurie code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ


Drapetsona Bay lees tae the wast an northwast an the Piraeus Harbor lees tae the sootheast in which atween 2002. The ceety is aboot 12 km WSW o Athens an aboot 1.5 km NW o dountoun Piraeus.

The aurie wis made up of farmlands. Mixed fermin wis common. Urban development replacit hintle o the fermlands in the 1900s an the 1940s. The day, hauf o the aurie is urbanisit or residential. The shippin aurie o Piraeus which is Athens' closest lies to the wast an sooth. It wis first opened in the mid-20t century. It took several years to expand the aurie. The aurie expandit aboot 1 km² tae mak room for fricht an shippin auries so shippin frae Athens tae ither pairts o the warld can begin. The forests are in the soothren an the wastren pairt alang the shoreline.


Drapetsona durin the antiquity wis a region o Attic Municipality o Athens accordin tae the admeenistrative diveesion o Cleisthenes. In 1805 the first kirk, Saunt Dionysios wis built. In the 1830s Drapetsona wis constitutit o fowk who muivit frae Greek islands an built smaw destricts near Saunt Dionysios kirk in the aurie cried Vourla. In 1834 a pairt o the region wis gien tae Piraeus in order tae become a cemetery under the term of churches’ reconstruction. An aw a great nummer o bordels wis establisht in 1873 tae the wast o Saunt Dionysios. Efter the Asie Minor Catastrophe in 1922 thare wis a notable population increase. Immigrants frae Minor Asie wur settled doun in smaw firthen constructions. Maist o these hooses maintained till 1968 when refugee dounsets wur built. The modren ceety o Drapetsona wis recognisit as an autonomous municipality in 1951.


Syne the 19t century Drapetsona becomes ane o the maist important industrial auries o soothren pairt o Athens. Syne 1898 a lot o factories an industries establisht: Vasileiadis Shipyards, a fertilizers’ factory, a plaster’s factory, a cement factory an the maist recent industries o petroleum products (Shell, Mobil, BP). Durin the last decade maist o the factories an industries wur shut doun or muivit in ither auries.


Drapetsona haes schuils, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a polis station, a post office, a seicontar soccer team an squares (plateies).

Reconstruction plansEedit


The plan suggestit in 2006 for Municipality o Drapetsona foresees the reconstruction o nearly 640 acre (2.6 km2) tae the wast an sooth pairt. Accordin tae the plan a lairge shippin centre o Saronikos wi twa marinas for yachts andmega-yachts, residences, tourist's entertainment places an athletic activities will be placit.

Historical populationEedit

Year Municipality
1981 14,767
1991 13,094
2001 13,399


  1. a b De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
  2. Kallikratis law Archived 2011-05-15 at the Wayback Machine Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)

Freemit airtinsEedit