Nea Smyrni walk in Polis Park which connects the Nea Smyrni Park (Alsos) to the main square of Nea Smyrni. This is a walk request by a channel subscriber. Have fun watching.
Nea Smyrni (Greek: Νέα Σμύρνη, Néa Smýrni, “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 former Greek city Smyrna (today’s İzmir in Turkey), whence many refugees arrived and settled in the Nea Smyrni area following the 1922 catastrophe of Asia Minor and the Great fire of Smyrna, as a result of the Greco-Turkish war.
Nea Smyrni began to be inhabited at the beginning of the twentieth century. Up until that point, it had not been inhabited in a systematic manner. At the time, it was intersected by an avenue which connected Athens and Phalerum, the ancient port of the city.
After the Asia Minor Disaster, the government decided to construct a settlement in the area for the refugees from Smyrna. Construction of this settlement began in 1926. In 1928, the population was just 210. By 1933, the area had become a true town with a population of 6,500. By 1940, there were 15,000 inhabitants. In 1944, with the end of the war, Nea Smyrni became a municipality.
Nea Smyrni was the site of multiple clashes between British Army forces and ELAS resistance forces during the so-called Dekemvriana of 1944. After the civil war, Nea Smyrni was incorporated into Athens.
Location: Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece
Filmed: Nov 2020
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