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Administrative Region : West Greece
Regional unit : Aitoloakarnania

Makyneia (Μακύνεια) Aitoloakarnania

Makyneia is a coastal village of Nafpaktia in the prefecture of Aitoloakarnania and belongs to the Municipality of Nafpaktia [1].


Makyneia is located on the northern shores of the Gulf of Patras, D.-BD. of Antirrio at a distance of 4.5 km from it [2]. It is built on the provincial road Antirriou - Agrinio and very close to the Ionian Road. Its inhabitants are engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing, while in the summer months the village functions as a holiday destination. According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 377 inhabitants and together with Agrapidokambos, Agios Polykarpos and Riza they constitute the Local Community of Makineia which belongs to the Municipal Unit of Antirrio [3]. The parish church of the village is Agios Konstantinos which according to the local tradition was a monastery dedicated to the memory of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni, which was destroyed during the Turkish occupation [1].

History - Name
Ancient Makyneia

Makyneia or Makynia is mentioned as a city, first of western Lokrida and then of Aetolia, while it is probable that it existed during the Homeric period [1].

Modern times

Until 1980, Makyneia was referred to as Kato Mammako, when it was renamed FEK 79A-11/04/1980 [4]. At the foot of Paliokastro hill (200 m.), North of the current village above the tunnel of Ionia Odos where today there is the chapel of Agios Thomas, there was a settlement called Mammako or Mammakon. The settlement took its name from the nickname Mammakos and it has been mentioned since 1844. Its inhabitants moved further south to the current location of the village and founded Kato Mammako, which was first recognized as a settlement in 1940, while at the same time the settlement of Mamakon and Kato Mammako is recognized as the seat of the homonymous community [5] [1].

External links

Makyneia from "The land of Aetolia is revealed! Tourist guide", pp. 95-96
Ancient theater of Makineia from the website: http://www.diazoma.gr
Important findings in Etoloakarnania from the website: archeology & arts
Makineia from the website of the Municipality of Nafpaktia


"Makyneia | Municipality of Nafpaktia". www.nafpaktos.gr. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
"Driving kilometers between cities, villages - apostaseis.gr". www.apostaseis.gr. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
"EETAA-Hellenic Society of Local Development and Local Government SA". www.eetaa.gr. Retrieved on November 19, 2017.
"Pandektis: Kato Mammako - Makyneia". pandektis.ekt.gr. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
"EETAA-Hellenic Society of Local Development and Local Government SA". www.eetaa.gr. Retrieved January 28, 2018.

Municipal unit Antirrio
Community Antirrio
Antirrio (Αντίρριο, το)
Karaoulia (Καραούλια, τα)
Myrtia (Μυρτιά, η)
Spartorachi (Σπαρτοράχη, η)
Community Makyneia
Agios Polykarpos (Άγιος Πολύκαρπος, ο)
Agrapidokampos (Αγραπιδόκαμπος, ο)
Makyneia (Μακύνεια, η)
Riza (Ρίζα, η)
Community Molykreio
Ano Platanitis (Άνω Πλατανίτης, ο)
Molykreio (Μολύκρειο, το)
Platanitis (Πλατανίτης, ο)
Fragkaiika (Φραγκαίικα, τα)

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