- Coordinates: 38° 4' 57'' N 23° 58' 30'' E
Nea Makri (Greek: Νέα Μάκρη), also Nea Makris is a town located in the northeastern part of Attica and the peninsula.
The street system is gridded aligning within Petalies Gulf connecting the Aegean Sea to the east. Nea Makri is linked with Marathonos Avenue (GR-53) that ends at Marathon to the north, and which added two more lanes between 2002 and 2005 and became a divided avenue to the west which stretches up to Nea Makri 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 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.
Until the 1970s, most of the population was rural. As housing developments came to the area, the population boomed and filled into the settlements. Housing developments continue to this day.
A American base area which had an airport used to exist from mid to the late 20th century north of Nea Makri.
Division of the municipality
Nea Makri has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, churches, a post office, beaches and squares (plateies).
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