The Municipality of Thermaikos has been historically developed linearly on the coastline zone. The population has quadrupled during the last decade. Constitutes one of major development poles of the wider region. It is one of the largest peri-urban municipalities of Thessaloniki with huge population growth in the last decade, development of the suburban housing and the productive activities - mainly of the tertiary sector- mixed uses of holiday and permanent residence and large areas of arbitrary holiday housing.

The trends were assessed by GIS and according to the political development of the region the required expansion areas of design and the integration of the informal settlements are bounded, areas for touristic development are secured, productive activities in a local level, public benefit uses of local and supralocal level, based on social, economic and environmental development opportunities of the area.