Founded in 1926
Home ground: Kaftantzoglio stadium (28.000)
Address: Papagou road and Sourmenon road, Kalamaria
Tel: 2310 412777
Apollon was set up in January 1926 from Greeks who had just fled the Black Sea region of Turkey. Originally it was a music club, hence its name after the ancient god of music. Soon it swang toward sports as well, with football taking centre stage.
It was one of the founding clubs of the First Division in 1959-1960 and has since featured several times in the top division, drawing support from the huge community of Black Sea Greeks from nearby Thessaloniki. After spending a few years in the B' Ethniki in the 1990s it bounced back and has avoided the drop successfully in the last few seasons.
Apollon is often cited as Thessaloniki's fourth team and this year the team will actually play its home games at Iraklis's home ground, Kaftantzoglio Stadium.