Nea Makri (Greek: Νέα Μάκρη) is a town located in the northeastern part of Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Marathon, of which it is a municipal unit.
Nea Makri is linked with Marathonos Avenue (GR-53) that ends at Marathon to the north, and GR-83 to the north. Other main streets include Poseidonos Avenue.
The area was once known as Plesti, but following the 1922 Greek military disaster in Asia Minor and the subsequent repatriation of Greeks from the town of Makri, it was renamed Nea Makri (New Makri).
The United States Navy operated a HF radio communications base north of Nea Makri from the mid to the late 20th century. The transmitters were located further north, at Kato Souli. The callsign of the station was NGR. The American naval communications station was the deployment location for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, homeported in Gulfport, MS.
The Penteli mountains that are covered with forests lie to the west and southwest while farmlands are within Petalies Gulf and to the north except for the downtown part of Nea Makri. Beaches cover the eastern part and restaurants, hotels, and tavernas cover the area within the shoreline. Nea Makri is located NE of Athens and the Attiki Odos (number 63), NNE of the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, SE of GR-1 and SW of Grammatiko.
the 1970s, most of the population was rural. As housing developments came to the area, the population grew. Housing developments continue to this day.
Year Town population Municipality population
1981 8,516 -
1991 12,120 13,009
2001 13,986 14,809
The only other town in the municipality is Néo Voutzá (pop. 823).
Nea Makri FC - junior division
Nea Makri has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, churches, a post office, beaches and squares (plateies).
List of municipalities of Attica
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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