Nea Skioni (Greek: Νέα Σκιώνη) is a touristic village located in the peninsulas of Cassandreia and Halkidiki (also a prefecture) in Greece. It is part of the Pallini municipaliy. The population in 2001 was 889 for the village and 910 for the municipal district, the elevation is 10 m. Nea Skioni is located around 110 km SE of Thessaloniki.
Pallini, Satellite image , in the South in the center Nea Skioni
The most famous is that tourism dominates the industry and features hotels, villas and a campground. The most infamous was that on August 26, 2006, a forest fire ravaged Nea Skioni and devastated much of the forests and buildings in the outskirts of the area. Several houses and villas were burnt. Hydro was snapped out and roads were closed. All residents were to be evacuated as well as tourists who were to leave the area.
Nea Skioni was linked with pavement in the mid-20th century, hydro and phone lines soon followed as well as more paved roads in the 1980s
Municipal department Nea Skioni
Postal code: GR-630 85
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