Peraia, Thessaloniki

Peraia (Greek: Περαία) is a suburb of Thessaloniki, Greece. It is part of the municipality Thermaikos. Peraia is located on the south coast of the Thermaic Gulf, 15 km south of Thessaloniki city centre and 4 km west of Thessaloniki International Airport.

Peraia
Περαία
Beach of Peraia
Beach of Peraia
Peraia is located in Greece
Peraia
Peraia
Coordinates: 40°30′N 22°55.5′E / 40.500°N 22.9250°E / 40.500; 22.9250Coordinates: 40°30′N 22°55.5′E / 40.500°N 22.9250°E / 40.500; 22.9250
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitThessaloniki
MunicipalityThermaikos
Municipal unitThermaikos
Community
 • Population18,546 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

HistoryEdit

As is the case for the two other communities in the municipal unit of Thermaikos, Agia Triada and Neoi Epivates, the origin of settlement in Peraia was the arrival of 740 refugees from Asia Minor and Eastern Thrace in 1923, as a result of the Greco-Turkish War (1919–22).

Today Peraia, together with the other suburbs of Thermaikos, forms one of the most rapidly developing suburbs of Thessaloniki, with many people choosing to move there; but infrastructure is hardly keeping pace, with many roads remaining unopened or inadequate for today's needs. Although developments have been made in creating a pedestrianised beachfront and creating new open spaces.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.