The small port of Makri is located 2 kilometers south of the village of Makri , which lies within the administrative boundaries of the municipality of Alexandroupolis , 12 kilometers from the capital of the prefecture of Evros.
In this place was first built a small fishing harbor in 1964 , which at that time served the needs of fishermen in the area. The expansion of the harbor in its current form was completed in three phases between 1983 and 2000. It is the only harbor in the area and it now hosts about 10 professional coastal fishing boats all year long and around 200 amateur boats during the summer peak season.
1. External port projects
The southern windward pier has a total length of about 280 meters and protects the port from the ripples of the southern and southwestern sector. The cross section is mixed with a vertical inner front and an outer rock fill prism.
The eastern leeward pier of the port, as constructed in 1999-2000, protects the new, southwestern basin from ripples of the southern and southeastern sector. The cross section is mixed with a vertical inner front and an outer rock fill prism.
2. Basins and inland port projects
The perimeter of the old northeastern basin has got platforms along its entire length. It has a surface of about 2 acres and a maneuver circle with a diameter of 30 meters. Its average depth is -2.00m ( MSL ).
It is defined by the outer harbor works (windward, leeward pier). It has a surface of approximately 20 acres and a maneuver circle with a diameter of about 120 meters. It’s average depth is -3.50m ( MSL ). The approach to the basin is ensured through a channel, which is 50 m. wide and -4.00m (MSL) deep .
Quays and piers
The harbor is surrounded by quays in a total length of about 750 m, situated at depths of 2,50 -3,50m. Most of them are used for berthing vessels, except those along the windward pier which remain inactive the longest period of the year as they are vulnerable to ripples of the southeastern sector.
The harbor has got (2) ramps for lifting - launching vessels, one in each basin. In the northeastern part of the new basin there is constructed a quay 75m long and 15m wide.
3. Land infrastructure E/M port facilities
The fishing harbor of Makri has:
a. Open land area of a total surface of about 8 acres, paved in its entirety ..
b. Two small storage spaces around 40m2 and an open covered space around 80m2, used by fishermen associations operating in the area.
c. Modern networks of water, power supply of boats and electric lighting columns .