WE ARE ATHENS
Panathinaikos Athletic Club is a world-renowned club with millions of "eternally faithful fans" and despite the fact that its name originates from Athens, it has managed to gain enormous popularity in all lengths and widths.
As it is understood, in the city where it was born, the Club has its honor in all the neighborhoods and districts around the capital and every part of Attica has a green "stamp" in various ways.
Pedion of Areos at the height of Polygon: February 3, 1908, the sacred site where George Kalafatis and his 30 companions founded Panathinaikos!
Patision Street: The first stadium of the Club was there, where the Economic University is now housed.
America Square: The second stadium of the Club was there on the Simopoulou estate.
Omonia: The traditional place of "green" festivities in all sports filled with thousands of "eternally faithful fans" green figures at Athens' most central point. Most likely, after qualifying against Crvena Zvezda, a record was set with the number of people around Omonia Square and its fountain at the time.
Exarchia: Historical general meetings have been held for Panathinaikos in Exarchia during the first decade of the Club as it was the home of the Kalafatis family (Zoodochos Pigi Street) and all executives gathered there to decide the future of the club.
Acropolis: All the historic victories of George's creation have been done under the shadow of the Acropolis.
Lycabettus: For decades it has been the area above the historic court of Leoforos and the Club has a special relationship with the site. Thousands of "green" sportsmen flooded various parts of the hill to take a stand and spectate the court.
Larissis Station: The first title of the Club was celebrated at Larissis Station in 1908, when the team returned from Trikala. There, a crowd of Athenians were waiting for Kalafatis's team to warmly welcome and acclaim them. In addition, PAO teams and fans departed from this station when travelling for their games in northern Greece.
Monastiraki: Historical place where Panathinaikos is a way of life both for the locals and the business world. In fact, there is also a Panathinaikos boutique there.
Thissio: A place where the "shamrock" has been in influence for over 100 years and it is characteristic that there was a group called the Panathinaikos Thissio from the 1920s.
Zappeion: At the historic Zappeion Swimming Pool, the Club has experienced tremendous moments as it has celebrated championships, gold medals and national records in swimming.
Gouva: A "green" area that linked its name to Panathinaikos on the level of fans and athletes alike. One example is Lakis Sofianos, the "devil of the courts".
Thymarakia: The neighborhood of Giannis Tomaras who was already "green" and this particular footballer brought it even closer to the Club.
Varkiza: Area used by the Panathinaikos basketball team in the early 1940s as well as the campground of the Club during the summer months.
Petralona: The (Upper-Lower) Petralona is a timeless Panathinaikos stronghold and the Club is worshiped in the neighborhoods of Petralona.
Patissia: "Patissia means ... Panathinaikos" mentions a timeless motto sang by the "shamrock" followers from this area and encompasses all the relationship that PAO may have with that place. Indeed, PAO has used the indoor basketball and volleyball field several times as a home stadium. Noteworthy is also the "green" record of attendance on a table tennis match in 1974.
Kypseli: Panathinaikos' longtime headquarters in volleyball and an area where Panathinaikos has celebrated great achievements since Fokionios Negri was one of the areas that has always "burned bright" in the club's greatest successes.
Kolonaki: Another Panathinaikos hangout for many decades as the "shamrock" is the area's team of choice, having a local Panathinaikos club since the 1920s.
Psirri: It was there that Panathinaikos Psirri played in the 1930s in yet another place that was traditionally a "green fortress".
Gkazi: A place that blossomed young "shamrocks" since the time there were shacks in the area and the Club was the sweetest companion in difficult times.
Plaka: The "green" element was vivid from the old days in the Plakias straits. The majority of the children supported PAO and most of the local Niki players adored the "shamrock".
Rouf: Another neighborhood directly connected to Panathinaikos. The local PAO Rouf has ties to the Club as the Giannakopoulos brothers, Pavlos-Thanasis-Kostas, supported it for many years, while the stadium has been named "Dimitris Giannakopoulos" in honor of their father.
Botanical: Τhe area remains always friendly to the Club.
Platonos Academy: This historic site is inextricably linked to PAO with a fan club and a local Panathinaikos team that reveals the timeless worship of the locals for the Club.
Kolonos: The neighborhood of many well-known Panathinaikos athletes and fans who are close to the "shamrock" in a variety of ways.
Gkyzi: The Gkyzi area is directly linked to Panathinaikos as the vast majority of the population lives and breathes for the "shamrock".
Ampelokipoi: The area where Panathinaikos has lived for more than 100 years and more specifically at 160 Alexandras Ave., where the Club as well as the entirety of sports in Greece, experienced all of its great moments. In this particular stadium called "Apostolos Nikolaidis" but also in the indoor "Pavlos Giannakopoulos" that used to be the home of basketball and volleyball as well as all other sports venues, all sports of Panathinaikos have been hosted.
Ilisia: A green area associated with Panathinaikos as it has thousands of followers. It is characteristic that it has been the home of the Club's waterpolo team several times.
Chalandri: Living and breathing district for Panathinaikos and for some time it was also the headquarters of the Club's waterpolo team.
Zografou: The green fortress of Zografou has been known throughout Attica since the 1960s, as is the local Panathinaikos club. One of the legendary Panathinaikos figures of the area was Zacharias Peichoutis.
Glyfada: Panathinaikos has a special relationship with Glyfada as the Club used the city's indoor basketball court as its headquarters and even achieved two final-four qualifiers there. Noteworthy is the sports club that existed in the area which was of course dominated by the figure of Totis Fylakouris who used to walk to his training session in Leoforos.
Maroussi: Panathinaikos is the reason why Marousi has become even more famous as historical encounters have taken place at OAKA.
On the football field of OAKA, Panathinaikos has managed to reached the semi-finals of the Champions League twice, with the world overflowing from the stadium.
Regarding basketball, the Club has conquered one of the six European Championships in its trophy-case, within the closed stadium of OAKA with the "eternally faithful fans" turning it into Europe's "hottest" basketball home.
PAO has also competed in the European volleyball final at OAKA and several other competitions for all the Club's divisions hosted in OAKA's facilities.