This village on the sea was founded by Greek refugees who came from Plagia in Eastern Thrace. The area of this village is mostly flat. The inhabitants are mainly engaged in agriculture, livestock and tourism. The most common products of the area are olives and vegetables. A lot of customs are revived in this area during the local celebrations of the Zoodochos Pigi (trnsl. Life-giving Fountain) on the 20th April every year.
The beach of Nea Plagia is long, golden and organized. It is a popular meeting place for the young people and all the sea and sun lovers. Thousands of swimmers enjoy themselves in the blue waters and the various beach-sports facilities of Nea Plagia beach.
Additionally, the visitors could enjoy themselves in the various beach-bars (couches and sun umbrellas are offered for free), cafes, restaurants and “taverns” settled in the town center but mostly along the beach.