A cute town made more interesting by many choices present close by: beaches, an impressive medieval castle, and almighty Olympus, Home of the Gods.

Katerini Beaches

Some steps leading to a part of Platamon beach among the dense vegetation.
distant ≈ 45.8km

Platamonas Beach

East Olympos

This beach in front of Platamonas town has access to all amenities you might need. Kind people, pebbles under your feet, clean waters. And nightlife.

The long beach of Nei (Neoi) Pori with a lifeguard tower close to the sea and the Mount Olympos in the background.
photo: BANÁR / CC BY 3.0
distant ≈ 48.9km

Nei (Neoi) Pori Beach

East Olympos

Wide and 5-km long beach with amenities offered by nearby hotels, bars, and restaurants. Awarded with a blue flag. It has lifeguard service.


Olympiaki Akti (Katerinoskala) Beach

Well-organized, sandy, and shallow-waters beach approximately 4-km long. Loved by families with children.

A picture of the beach of Skotina at east Olympos with the Castle of Platamonas in the background.
photo: Zdvihak / CC BY 3.0
distant ≈ 39.2km

Skotina Beach

East Olympos

Swimming enjoying a view of a Medieval castle? Skotina is your place. Long beach awarded with blue flag, fine-sand, and lifeguard service.

A photo of the beach of Panteleimonas with the castle of Platamon in the background.
distant ≈ 41.1km

Panteleimonas Beach

East Olympos

At Panteleimonas Beach tall trees touch the sand under the imposing Medieval castle of Platamon. Shallow-waters patch where kids play safely.

Loungers and umbrellas of a beach bar at the beach of Leptokarya.
distant ≈ 34.4km

Leptokarya Beach

East Olympos

At Leptokarya, you enjoy a view of Mount Olympus while swimming. The place has fantastic sunrises too. Down-side, it usually gets crowded.

A beach volley court, a blue flag sign, and numerous umbrellas and sunbeds at the Korinos beach of Katerini.
photo: Lemur12 / CC BY 3.0

Korinos Beach


Korinos beach is less crowded than other Katerini beaches. With fine sand and shallow waters, it's an ideal choice for families.

Katerini Things to Do

A picture of the exterior of the Kanalon monastery surrounded by the dense vegetation of the area.
photo: Hermann Hammer
distant ≈ 41.9km

Kanalon Monastery


An old and historical monastery hidden in the dense vegetation of the southern part of Mount Olympus. It's worth a visit.

The inner yard, the main church, and the surrounding buildings of the old monastery of St. Dionysios.
hidden gem
distant ≈ 28.8km

Old Monastery of St. Dionysios of Olympus

At the foothills of the highest Greek mountain, this monastery stands out for its beauty and relics. There is a small cave-church within walking distance.

A rock at Orlias is showered by water falling from above. A picture with vibrant green in and out the waters.
must visit

Orlias Stream

The trail to Orlias is a fantastic experience, and the waterfalls at the end of it are just refreshing. Families with children will love it.


Old Vrontou Village

Old Vrontou is a village wiped from the map by Nazi bombardments. Great for pictures or excursion in the nature for some distinctive pictures.

A picture showing the waterslides and a part of the facilities of the Waterpark Kariba at Paralia of Katerini.
temp. closed

Kariba Water Gamepark

Many waterslides suitable for children over 7 years old, a well as other entertaining and adventurous games in the Kariba Water Gamepark.

A snowy slope of Elatochori ski resort with ski-lovers going downhill under the sun shining.
distant ≈ 35.5km

Elatochóri Ski Center

A relatively new ski resort located close to a historic and picturesque village. It is small but good enough for a few days.

Katerini Why visit?

  • The city in the shadow of Mount Olympus.
  • Summer destination with a long coastline with sandy beaches.
  • Close to the archaeological site of Dion.

Katerini Attractions

The main entrance of the tomb of the Philip ll in Vergina highlighted.
must visit
distant ≈ 39.9km

Royal Burial Cluster of Philip II


The tomb of King Philip II, Alexander's father, is open to public. There is also an exhibition of items recovered from the tomb. Totally worth a trip.


Katerini Municipal Park

A green spot at the center of the city that attracts many locals and visitors and offers some relaxing moments in a natural landscape. Really worth a visit.


Archaeological Site of Dion

Wandering through the partly-restored ruins of this ancient Macedonian town is one thing. The views of an imposing Mount Olympus is another.

The walls of the castle of Platamonas among the dense vegetation and the blue sky in the background.
distant ≈ 43km

Platamon Castle

East Olympos

Medieval fortress that dominates the landscape of Platamonas and has a great history. Definitely stop by for a picture as the place is not open to public.

Katerini Day Trips

A rural narrow road among the dense vegetation and the mountain range of Olympus in the background..
photo: afilitos

Mount Olympus

Home of the Greek Gods and numerous endemic species, Olympus is just excellent for trekking. Do not skip a visit to Dion - you will love it.

Paralia Katerini

The beach of Katerini is so popular that, in time, it grew into a village offering accommodation, restaurants, and other services to those visiting.


In Olympus' shadow, Litochoro stands out for its elegant blending of mountain and sea, jungly green beaches, as well as for its delicious food.