Nea Zichni (Greek: Νέα Ζίχνη) is a village, population 2421, part of the synonymous municipality in the Serres Prefecture Greece with a population 10952 (2001). The village Nea Zichni is c. 30 km SO of the city of Serres. The village has since 1994 a folklore museum.
Division of the municipality:
Agios Christoforos is a village known in the past as Horovista. In 1924 it was renamed after a church.
Agriani is a mountain village (alt. c. 650 m), before 1923 known as Klepousna.
Gazoros is a village , earlier known as Porna, it was renamed in the year 1926 after an acient city in the region. The village was attacked by Bulgarians in the period 1916/8.
Mavrolofos (in Greek from "Black hill") is a village founded mainly by refuges after the Minor Asia catastrophe.
Mesorrachi is a village known in the past as Rachova until in 1930 it was renamed. In 1916 it was attacked by the Bulgarians only a few of the mens of the village survived. The current population is mainly from refuges from Minor Asia after the 1922 events.
Myrkinos is a village named after the ancient place Myrkinos of the Thracians called Idones. It is 500 m from the River Strymon. Aristagoras tried to conquer Myrkonos in 497 BC but was killed. In the Byzantine Period it was mentioned as Doxompos or Doxompus
Myrrini is a village in the past known as Kotsaki, formed by two earlier settlements. It was destroyed by the Bulgarians in the year 1913, another attacked followed three years later. In 1925 it was renamed to Myrrini. Myrrini was an independent community now a department of Nea Zichni.
Nea Petra is a city founded by refuges from the Thracian city Petra after the Minor Asia catastrophe
Sfelinos is a village earlier known as Sfolenos
Nea Zichni Satellite image
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