Nea Makri (Greek: Νέα Μάκρη) is a town located in the northeastern part of Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Marathon, of which it is a municipal unit.
The area was once known as Plesti, but following the 1922 Greek military disaster in Asia Minor and the subsequent repatriation of Greeks from the town of Makri, it was renamed Nea Makri (New Makri).
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 callsign of the station was NGR. The American naval communications station was Periphery: Attica
Prefecture: East Attica
Postal: 190 05
Telephone: 22940 the deployment location for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion NMCB-133, homeported in Gulfport, MS.
The street system is gridded aligning within Petalies Gulf connecting the Aegean Sea to the east. Nea Makri is linked with Marathonos Avenue (GR-53) that ends at Marathon to the north, and which added two more lanes between 2002 and 2005 and became a divided avenue to the west which stretches up to Nea Makri and GR-83 to the north. Other main streets include Poseidonos Avenue.
The Penteli mountains that are covered with forests lie to the west and southwest while farmlands are within Petalies Gulf and to the north except for the downtown part of Nea Makri. Beaches cover the eastern part and restaurants, hotels, and tavernas cover the area within the shoreline. Nea Makri is located NE of Athens and the Attiki Odos (number 63), NNE of the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, SE of GR-1 and SW of Grammatiko.
Until the 1970s, most of the population was rural. As housing developments came to the area, the population boomed and filled into the settlements. Housing developments continue to this day. Nea Makri has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, churches, a post office, beaches and squares.
Town Hall Nea Makri
ΔΗΜΟΣ ΝΕΑΣ ΜΑΚΡΗΣ
Local City Links:
- Citizen Service Center (KEP): Leoforos Marathonos 104
Tel - 22940 92222
- Police Department: Leoforos Dionisou 3
Tel - 22940 69400
- Post Office: Lamera 37
Tel - 22940 91015 | 22940 94360 | Fax - 22940 90144
- Tax Office: Ethnikis Antistaseos 43
Tel - 210 6667555
- Mayor’s office: Tel - 22940 90202 | 22940 90224
- Press room and public relations office: Tel - 22940 99410
- Leoforos Marathonos 100, Pallini
Tel - 213 2005225
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