Makri

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Makri
Native name: Μάκρη
Makri is located in Greece
Makri
Makri (Greece)
Geography
Location Ionian Sea
Coordinates 38°21′43″N 21°02′02″E / 38.362°N 21.034°E / 38.362; 21.034Coordinates: 38°21′43″N 21°02′02″E / 38.362°N 21.034°E / 38.362; 21.034
Archipelago Echinades
Area 0.983 km2 (0.380 sq mi)
Highest elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Country
Greece
Region Ionian Islands
Municipality Ithaca
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2011)

Makri (Greek: Μάκρη) is a Greek island, one of the Echinades, in the Ionian Islands group. It is located on the far southeast side of the Gulf of Makri.[1] It is administered by the municipality of Ithaca and is 24 km (15 mi) east of the island. As of 2011, it had no resident population.[2] Strabo, and most modern writers, identify Dulichium, from which Homer reports that Meges, son of Phyleus, led 40 ships to Troy, with the island of Makri. In 1920, the British described Makri as having "the finest natural harbor in Asia Minor".[1]

Makri was also noted by the British for its forests. Timber produced was primarily made from cedar. Makri had its own steam powered sawmill in 1920.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. 
  2. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (XLS 2,7 MB) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 
  3. ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 97. 

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