|Location:||37° 56′ 36″ N, 23° 42′ 38″ E|
about 30 m
around 80 m
|Area/distance code:||11-30-210 (030-210)|
-930 through 939
|Address of administration:||14 Eleftheriou Venizelou St.|
Nea Smyrni 171 21
Nea Smyrni or Nea Smirni (Greek: Νέα Σμύρνη, literally New Smyrna) is a suburb in the southwestern part of Athens, Greece. Nea Smyrni is located about 5 km SW of downtown Athens, about 5 km SW of Kifissias Avenue, W of Vouliagmenis Avenue, about 6 km E of Piraeus, and NE of Poseidonos Avenue.
The area was made up of farmlands and some forests dominated the area. The area was of mixed farming which included pastures, vegetables and groves. Forests were to the east. In 1922, a number of refugees mainly from Smyrna (today's Izmir) arrived and settled in the southwestern part of Athens, which became Nea Smyrni. Much of the areas including the soccer team of Panionios moved here from Smyrna. It transformed into an urban area after that.
The area is mainly made up of urban areas with a few business areas mainly within the Syngrou Avenue. The main streets are two of them which since 1995 are now linked with interchanges and the roads linking with Hymittos Street and Syngrou Avenue to the north. The speed limit on Syngrou Avenue is 70 to 80 km/h. The Athens Industrial Area is to the north.
Nea Smyrni has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, post offices and squares (plateies).
Sites of Interests
- Nea Smyrni Stadium, built in 1939, renovated in 1988. Panionios FC plays in the stadium, website: http://www.stadiumguide.com/neasmyrni.htm or http://www.stadia.gr/nsmyrni/nsmyrni.html
- Nea Smyrni Indoor Hall, holds up to 1,823 persons, website: http://www.stadia.gr/nsmyrni-b/nsmyrni-b.html
It was the few cities that are closer to Athens that saw the population continue to grow.
|North: Tavros, Athens|
|West: Kallithea and Neo Faliro||Nea Smyrni||East: Dafni|
|South: Agios Dimitrios|