Nea Plagia was built by refugees from Eastern Thrace, in 1924, after the disaster
in Asia Minor. On this location, there used to be a swamp, and a little further,
there was a monastery, named Karamani. Along with the help of the monks, houses were
built and gradually the swamp was turned into fertile fields. In remembrance of the
old Plagia the village was called Nea (new) Plagia. Today about 1200 people live
here. The patron saint of the village is Saint George, whose icon was brought from
the lost homeland. Next to the village there is a hill covered with pine-trees and
a little church, and four kilometres away, among the ruins of the old monastery,
the little church of "Zoodochos Pigi" (life-giving source), dedicated to Virgin
Mary, can be found. The village is surrounded by beautiful clean beaches, while parks
with all kinds of flowers beautify the place. There are shops, super-markets, confectioneries,
pharmacies, taverns, cafes & cinemas to make life pleasant for both the tourists
and the local people.
A feast dedicated to Zoodochos Pigi, on the first Friday after Easter. Celebrations
during summer months organised by the authorities in cooperation with the Cultural
Association. Local dancing groups perform and folk art exhibitions take place.
Famous local products
Tomatoes, melons, water-melons, cabbages, olives and grapes.