Nea Smirni

Nea Smyrni is a city and municipality of the Regional Unit of South Sector of Athens in Attica. It has a population of 73,076 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census, and an area of 3.5 square kilometers.

Although there is not much evidence of the ancient history of the area, in 2012, during works, ancient tombs were discovered at the edge of the roadway of Agia Sophia Street. This type of burial is called burial by the roadside. The findings have already been highlighted by the municipal authority and are open to visitors. The area began to be inhabited at the beginning of the 20th century, and until then it had not been systematically inhabited. It was crossed by the Faliriki Street, which connected Athens with Faliro, the oldest port of Athens. It was probably the site of the ancient demos of Diomeia.

 

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