The first coastal settlement on the beach after the Government is Neo Katirli which is defined by the beach, Chili Street, Mourouzidon Street and Kouri-Katirli Street (today Ioanni Pasalidi Street). The settlement was built in 1926 in two installments in urban and architectural plans by Italian architects. The inhabitants preferred, from the 2 options they had, to build for them single-storey buildings to which the refugees moved from the sailors’ district (of Ai Giannis) that existed in the old Katirli. The inhabitants from the second district of the lumberjacks (of Agia Paraskevi) moved to Stavros, Halkidiki. Many refugees from old Katirli were also scattered throughout Greece and mainly in Piraeus. The aqueduct that is still located today on Pasalidi Street or a reservoir, as it was known then since there was a “Reservoir” stop directly opposite, supplied water to Neos Kouri and Neos Katirli in the first decades. After the tank there were no houses until the Pontian settlements in the center of Kalamaria. All street names in Neos Katirli refer exclusively to areas of Bithynia and Propontis. On the beach of Neos Katirli were also the famous Disinfection Centers (disembarkation, disinfection and initial gathering places) through which the refugees who came cleared from all the devastated areas of Asia Minor passed. Today it is located near the shopping center of Kalamaria and has an organized beach area with restaurants and entertainment.


Deputy Mayor for Tourism Culture & International Relations

Komninon 60, 55132

Kalamaria, Thessaloniki

Tel: 2313 314 570, -577

email: tourismos@kalamaria.gr


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