The Iosifogleion building, used as a child shelter since the 1930s, at Nea Smyrni
The bell tower of Agia Fotini at Nea Smyrni
Nea Smyrni (Greek: Νέα Σμύρνη, "New Smyrna") is a municipality and a southern suburb of Athens, Greece. At the 2011 census, it had 73,076 inhabitants. It was named after the city Smyrna (today's İzmir in Turkey), from where a large number of refugees arrived and settled in the Nea Smyrni area following the 1922 population exchange between Greece and Turkey.
Nea Smyrni is located about 4 km (2 mi) southwest of central Athens. Its built-up area is continuous with those of Athens and the neighbouring suburbs. It is the second-most densely populated municipality in Greece, following Kallithea. The main thoroughfare is Andrea Syngrou Avenue, which forms the northwestern border of the municipality and connects it with central Athens and the coast.
The sport clubs based in Nea Smyrni are Panionios G.S.S., multisport club founded originally in Smyrna, in 1890 and AONS Milon, multisport club founded in 1928.
Sites of interest
- Nea Smyrni Stadium, built in 1939, renovated in 1988. Panionios FC plays in the stadium.
- Nea Smyrni Indoor Hall, holds up to 1,832 persons
- Nea Smyrni Square (Greek: Πλατεία Νέας Σμύρνης)
- Nea Smyrni Park, a 5 hectare centrally located park with about 40% trees
- Estia Nea Smyrni, a cultural association
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