View of Raftis Island and Raftopoula
|Regional unit:||East Attica|
|Population statistics (as of 2001)|
|Time zone:||EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)|
|Elevation (center):||5 m (16 ft)|
|Postal code:||190 03|
|Auto:||Z Y (obsolete)|
Porto Rafti (Greek: Πόρτο Ράφτη, Pórto Ráfti, the "tailor's port"), official name: Limen Mesogaias (Greek: Λιμήν Μεσογαίας, "Port of the Mesogeia", the plain to the east of Mount Hymmettus), is a seaside town. In 2001, its population was 7,131. It surrounds the Porto Rafti Bay in the east coast of Attica, 38 km from the center of Athens, Greece. It is also located very close to the new Athens International Airport. Porto Rafti is part of the Markopoulo Mesogeias municipality in the East Attica regional unit.
The town is known for its beaches, restaurants serving traditional Greek food (tavernas), hotels and apartments for rent during the holidays. In Porto Rafti, thousands of Athens' residents have built their country-houses for their holidays.
The city is surrounded by two hills (Merenta peak 613 m above sea level, and Perati, so it is isolated from the rest of Attica. The climate resembles mostly that of the Aegean Islands with relatively mild winters and hot dry summers. Its main avenues are Gegou Gregou, Markopoulou and Porto Rafti.
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. The port was a major trading place during ancient times, and until the collapse of the Roman Empire. The names of the ancient villages were Prassiai, Steiria and Koroni. They belonged to the Pandionis tribe according to the division of Ancient Athens Democracy made by Clisthenes in the early 5th century BC.
Historic population 
Other areas 
Porto Rafti has a school, a middle (gymnasium) and secondary (lyceum) school. The town also has at least five churches (the church of Prophet Helias is the parochial church), a post office and a square (plateia).
Porto Rafti has two nautical clubs, NASPOR and IOPOR, as well as a football team and a basketball team, called AEPOR (Athlitiki Enosi Porto Rafi or Porto Rafti Athletic Club).
- Agios Spyridonas
Nearest places 
- De Facto Polulation of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
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