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Nea Makri
Nea Makri dominates beautiful in the North-eastern side of Attica, in an exceptional landscape where the green of the forest competes with the blue of the sea. It borders northwards with Marathon, south with Rafina, westwards with the mountain range of Pentelikon, while it lies to the east of South Evia on a coastline of about 10 km. It was founded in 1924 by the Asia Minor refugees of the Ionian towns of Makris and Livissi.

It is 32 km from Athens and 12 km from "Eleftherios Venizelos" Airport. Traffic is served by the KTEL of Attica. The residential, economic and tourist development of Nea Makri has been rapid. A holiday and tourist paradise in the summer months triple its population and hosts thousands of people in its modern tourist infrastructure.

Surrounded by idyllic beaches with shallow blue waters, most organized. The most popular are: the beach of Nea Makri the busy Mati, the Zouberry beach bar and water sports, Saint Andreas, Sesi Grammatiko, Schinias, the beach of Marathon, the beach of Brexiza and the nearby homonymous wetland with its archaeological site that attracts many visitors every year.
Museums and archaeological sites
  • The Archaeological Museum of Marathon houses findings from the Battle of Marathon and from the wider region, as well as from the Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods of Brexiza. In a protective shelter there is a mound of mounds of the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1600 BC) and the so-called 5th-century Plattean tomb. B.C.

  • The Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods is an ancient sanctuary next to the Little Elmos of Brexiza. It is believed to have been built by Herodes Atticus around 160. The modern archaeological site includes an extensive complex of sanctuary devoted to the Egyptian gods of Saraipi, an Hellenized form of god Osiris, Isis and their son Oru. It was founded during the Roman period, on a small island in the center of the mome, where there was also a bath complex.

  • The Bread Museum, which was created in a renovated old mansion in the Varna area, now houses more than 520 embroidered bread exhibits, decorated by Greece and 22 countries abroad. Plans alternate depending on the area and occasion, such as at weddings or large religious feasts. Its premises are open daily, while free embroidered bread courses are delivered as well as a traditional loom, traditional wedding cola, grape press, baking in wooden ovens, the use of agricultural tools, etc.

  • The Folklore Museum of Marathon is housed in a renovated building of the former porcelain factory. Its aim is to preserve the cultural and intellectual heritage and to display historical and folklore material from the refugees of 1924 that founded the city of Nea Makri. Its exhibits consist of traditional costumes, costumes, furniture, household utensils, handicrafts and a large collection of photographs of the first inhabitants of the city.

  • The Marathon Road Museum. A unique sports collection of 3,100 exhibits that record the history of the marathon road from 1896 to today and could not be elsewhere from the birthplace of the marathon road. It is a pole of attraction for hundreds of visitors. The exhibition is divided into two major sections. The first building hosts (through the collection of rare objects) a trip in the history of the Olympic marathons, while the second is the world's marathon road movement, through thematic sections dedicated to the marathons held in every corner of the world, to Olympic champions , the appearance of women in the marathon, even the equipment of marathon runners. The red cap of the legendary Spyros Louie, the marathon of Washington, offered recently by Barack Obama in the museum, personal relics of the Boston Marathon runner Stelios Kyriakides and the freedom fighter Gregory Lambraki.
Religious tourism
The monastery of St. Ephraim, in Nea Makri, is a place of pilgrimage to a saint who lived between 1384 and 1426, he became known for his miracles and now his relic is a pole of attraction for thousands of believers each year, especially people seeking cure of diseases.
Nature and Environment
  • The Schinias National Park in the Marathon plain is about 40 km from Athens and is the most important coastal ecosystem of Attica, with an extremely interesting landscape based on a delicate water balance. It consists of the forest of Koukounaria, the Great Elos, the Canyonsu Peninsula, the coast and the sea zone. Each year it attracts thousands of holiday tourists but also visitors of ecotourism and bird watching. Historically, the site is identified with the Battle of Marathon, specifically with the Persian camp, while the Trophy of the Battle (Heroes) is very close.

  • The Penteliko (or Penteli). The pyramid-shaped pride of Mount Attica, with a maximum altitude of 1,109 meters, which borders the Athens basin to the southwest, from the Marathon Plain to the northeast and the Mesogaias valley to the south, while the East is bordered by the Gulf of Petali. Vrilissos, as it was originally called, is characterized by its white marbles, as well as the rich pine forests that surround it, as well as the cool waters sparkling in all directions creating beautiful natural landscapes. Ideal destination for nearby excursions.

  • The lake of Marathon. An artificial lake created in 1931 and used as the main source of water supply in Athens. It was formed by the erection of the Marathon Dam at the junction of the Haradros and Barnabas torrents and was the main water reserve of the Greek capital until 1959. The top of the historic dam (whose construction started in 1926 and was completed in 1929) altitude 227 meters from the sea surface. Marathon Lake is a wetland of outstanding importance because of the variety of species it hosts.

  • The Gorge of Oinoi. One of the most beautiful terrestrial paradises of Attica is located in Marathon. The Inoi gorge combines the natural beauty of a green gorge that crosses the Haradros River, with crystal springs, small ponds and fairytale paths. The wider area of ​​Oinoi is also a site of historical interest as it hosts the Panos Cave, the Pythius of Apollo and the ruins of the Medieval Tower of 1250, by the burgundy, Otto Delaros, known as the "Lord of the Athenians".

  • The Attic Zoological Park. The largest zoo in Greece with an incredible variety of animals, dolphin and bird shows, picnic and coffee venues are the area's most attractive attraction for both young and old. The Attic Zoological Park started operating in 2000. It hosts rare animal species and there are various wings such as the reptile world, the Greek fauna, the African Savannah, the land of the desert. In its beautiful surroundings, with its clean areas and large areas, families and student groups can be guided, fed animals, rare species such as Sumatra tigers, the Angolan lions, cockares, lynx, Persian leopards, Mahogany, Maori, Zebras, Giraffes, Bactrian camels, African penguins, dolphins, seals, rabbits, gibbons and chimpanzees, exotic and rare birds, Indian elephants, white rhinos, Arabic oaks, snakes, snakes and crocodiles, Ulambi (like little kangaroos), me, eagles, vultures, and many but rare species of exotic animals but also Cameroon sheep, pigs, ducks, hens, geese, Shetland Pony, Skyrian horses, rabbits, African pygmy goats etc.