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Porto Rafti (Greek: Πόρτο Ράφτη, Pórto Ráfti, the "tailor's port"), official name: Limēn Mesogaias (Greek: Λιμήν Μεσογαίας) or Limani Mesogaias ("Port of the Mesogeia", the plain to the east of Mount Hymmettus), is a seaside town. As of 2001, its population was 7,131. (Summertime year 2008 population were about 10.000). It surrounds the Porto Rafti Bay in the east coast of Attica, 38 km from the center of Athens, Greece. It is also located very close to the new Athens International Airport, the Attiki Odos and to the closed Olympic Equestrian Centre of Athens. Porto Rafti is part of the Markopoulo Mesogeias municipality in the East Attica prefecture.

The town is known for its beaches, restaurants serving traditional Greek food (tavernas), hotels and apartments for rent during the holidays. In Porto Rafti, thousands of Athens' residents have built their country-houses for their holidays.

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