Porto Rafti

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Porto Rafti
Πόρτο Ράφτη
View of Raftis Island and Raftopoula
View of Raftis Island and Raftopoula
Location
Porto Rafti is located in Greece
Porto Rafti
Porto Rafti
Coordinates 37°51′N 24°1′E / 37.850°N 24.017°E / 37.850; 24.017Coordinates: 37°51′N 24°1′E / 37.850°N 24.017°E / 37.850; 24.017
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: East Attica
Municipality: Markopoulo Mesogaias
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Village
 - Population: 9,686
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 5 m (16 ft)
Postal code: 190 03
Telephone: 22990
Auto: Z

Porto Rafti (Greek: Πόρτο Ράφτη), official name: Limin Markopoulou (Greek: Λιμήν Μαρκοπούλου), is a seaside resort town in East Attica, Greece. It is part of the municipality Markopoulo Mesogaias. In 2011, its population was 9,686.

Geography[edit]

Porto Rafti is situated on the Rafti Bay, a bay of the Aegean Sea, on the east coast of the Attica peninsula. It is surrounded by hills, the tallest of which is Merenta, 613 m above sea level. It is 5 km south of Vravrona, 6 km east of Markopoulo and 26 km southeast of the center of Athens.

History[edit]

The port was a major trading place until the collapse of the Roman Empire. The names of the ancient villages were Prasiai, Steiria and Koroni. They belonged to the Pandionis phyle according to the division of Ancient Athens Democracy made by Clisthenes in the early 5th century BC. The port of Porto Rafti is no longer in use due to environmental concerns. This port was the scene of the allied troops' evacuation after the German invasion in Greece at the end of April 1941.

Historic population[edit]

Year Population
1991 3,292
2001 7,131
2011 9,686

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