Nea Moudania is the main
town of the municipality of Moudania, with a
population of 17,032 inhabitants Halkidiki's most populous town. The town is located 60
km south of Thessaloniki and is considered to be the financial and
commercial centre of the whole prefecture. It was built after
1922 by Asia
Minor Greek refugees who gave the settlement the name of
their previous city, (now Mudanya, Turkey) hence the
word Nea, which means new in Greek.
It is also called
, but Moudania is the municipality's name
and is the seat of this municipality. Nea Moudania is
involved in major cultural and economical activities, since it
hosts the only Technical Education Institute in Halkidiki and a harbour which serves as Thessaloniki's adjuvant.
POM (Panathletic Association of Moudania) is the name of Moudania's
sports club, which in football participates in the Forth Division
Professional League, while the volleyball team, in the Greek
National Second Division.