Nea Skioni

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Nea Skioni
Νέα Σκιώνη
Nea Skioni is located in Greece
Nea Skioni
Nea Skioni
Coordinates: 39°57′N 23°32′E / 39.950°N 23.533°E / 39.950; 23.533Coordinates: 39°57′N 23°32′E / 39.950°N 23.533°E / 39.950; 23.533
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Chalkidiki
Municipality Kassandra
Municipal unit Pallini
Community[1]
 • Population 854 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΧΚ

Nea Skioni (Greek: Νέα Σκιώνη, pronounced [ˈnea sciˈoni]) is a village and a community in the peninsula of Kassandra, Chalkidiki, Greece. The population in 2011 was 828 for the village and 854 for the community, which includes the village Frama. Its elevation is 10 m. Nea Skioni is located 7 km southwest of Chaniotis, 7 km west of Agia Paraskevi and 90 km southeast of Thessaloniki. It is named after the ancient city of Scione, whose site was nearby to the east.

Nea Skioni was established in 1918 where fisherman huts existed. In 1930, the old village “Tsaprani”, which was located in the mountain of Kassandra, was abandoned.

The new village was named after the ancient Skioni, which was the oldest colony. According to Thoukidides it was built after the Trojan War by the Pellineis of Peloponnese, who located there to spend the winter.

The village is a popular tourist destination.

Population[edit]

Year Village population Community population
1981 740 -
1991 786 -
2001 889 910
2011 828 854

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