Mati, Greece

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Mati is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°02′37″N 23°59′42″E / 38.04361°N 23.99500°E / 38.04361; 23.99500Coordinates: 38°02′37″N 23°59′42″E / 38.04361°N 23.99500°E / 38.04361; 23.99500
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
Municipal unitNea Makri
 • Total10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Highest elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Total200
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
190 09
Area code(s)2294 0
Vehicle registrationY, Z, I

Mati (Greek: Mάτι, meaning "eye") is a village in Greece. The village is located on the east coast of the Attica region, 29 kilometres (18 mi) east of Athens, and it is a popular holiday resort.


Mati is a popular tourist destination with several hotels, restaurants, taverns, cafés, bars, night clubs, open air cinemas, sandy beaches and yacht marinas. The harbour at the nearby town of Rafina serves as an access point to the Aegean Sea and it is frequently used by tourists to reach many of Greece's numerous islands. The Penteli mountains, which are covered with forests, lie to the west and northwest. Beaches cover the eastern part and restaurants, hotels, and taverns line the shore.

Mati was severely hit by a wildfire on the 23rd of July 2018, which left 102 people dead[1] and 164 injured. Thousands of vehicles and houses were destroyed, leaving Mati and nearby villages almost entirely burned.[2][3]


Mati lies east of the Penteli mountains, on the Marathonas Avenue north of Rafina and south of Nea Makri. Mati is about 30 km (19 mi) east of downtown Athens.

Road and sea access[edit]

The town can be accessed through Marathonos Avenue (EO54) to the west or alternatively via the Dionissos mountains Northwest of Athens.

Mati is closely located to the port of Rafina, which serves as a local hub for holiday ferry boats to the Cyclades islands.

Panorama view[edit]

Panorama of Mati showing the harbour in early spring.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Μάτι: Τους 100 έφτασαν οι νεκροί. Υπέκυψε ένας 73χρονος εγκαυματίας Έθνος.gr, 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2018
  2. ^ "Wildfires kill dozens on Greek coast". 24 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018 – via
  3. ^ Koutantou, Angeliki. "'Armageddon' fire in Greece kills at least 80, many missing". IN. Retrieved 2018-07-25.

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