Nea Makri

Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°59′E / 38.083°N 23.983°E / 38.083; 23.983
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Nea Makri
Νέα Μάκρη
Nea Makri is located in Greece
Nea Makri
Nea Makri
Location within the regional unit
Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°59′E / 38.083°N 23.983°E / 38.083; 23.983
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
 • Municipal unit36.662 km2 (14.155 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
190 05
Area code(s)22940
Vehicle registrationZ

Nea Makri (Greek: Νέα Μάκρη) is a town in East Attica, Greece. Since the local government reform of 2011, it has been a municipal unit within the municipality of Marathon.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 36.662 km2.[3] It is part of the Athens metropolitan area.[4]


Nea Makri is situated on the coast of the Petalioi Gulf, a gulf of the Aegean Sea, in the easternmost part of the Attica peninsula. It is 7 km north of Rafina, 8 km south of Marathon and 25 km northeast of Athens city centre. The municipal unit Nea Makri also contains the village Neos Voutzas, 5 km south of Nea Makri town centre. Greek National Road 83 (Athens - Marathon - Rafina) passes through Nea Makri.

Popular locations near Nea Makri include Zoumberi Beach and the Brexiza Wetland. It is widely known and visited due to its beaches and coastline.


The area was once known as Plesti, but following the 1922 Greek military disaster in Asia Minor and the subsequent expulsion of the native Greeks of Makri in Turkey, it was renamed Nea Makri (New Makri) by the refugees who settled there.

The United States Navy operated a HF radio communications base north of Nea Makri from the mid to the late 20th century. The transmitters were located further north, at Kato Souli. The call sign of the station was NGR. The American naval communications station was the deployment location for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, home-ported in Gulfport, MS.

Saint Ephraim the martyr was a monk who may have lived in the Monastery of the Annunciation in Nea Makri; it has become an important monastery in recent years and has become a site of pilgrimage for all Greeks.[5]


Year Town population Municipality population
1981 8,516 -
1991 12,120 13,009
2001 13,986 14,809
2011 15,554 16,670

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ "Athens Population 2022 (Demographics, Maps, Graphs)".
  5. ^ "Άγιος Εφραίμ (Νέας Μάκρης)". Retrieved 2021-09-03.