Nikaia (Greek: Νίκαια) is a suburb in the northern part of Piraeus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nikaia-Agios Ioannis Rentis, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.
Nikaia is located about 8 km WSW of central Athens, and about 4 km N of downtown Piraeus. The main streets are Gregori Lambraki Street and Petrou Ralli Street.
The area was made up of farmlands. Mixed farming was common. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands between the 1930s and the 1950s. The area, like many others around Greece, owes its population eruption to Greek refugees who left the Asia Minor coast after the 1922 war ended. Today, most of the municipality is urbanized or residential. The area is made up of low hills.
The 8th International Tournament of Nikea, a chess tournament, took place between August 19 and 27, 2000. The Greek Weightlifting Grand Prix took place in Nikaia between December 9 and 10, 2003.
Sites of interest
Piraeus-Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, a hall which was used for weightlifting in the 2004 Summer Olympics. It is connected with the Piraeus venue. Website
Platon National Sports Centre
Nikaia Municipal Gymnasium for Proodeftiki
Neapolis Municipal Gymnasium for Ionikos FC
Nikaia has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a police station, a post office, a hospital named Agios Panteleimonas also Nikea-Piraeus General Hospital a soccer team, a volleyball team named Nikaia Piraeus and squares (plateies). It also has a beautiful green hill called "deksameni" and a big bocage called "Alsos Bokou".
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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