Katerini

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Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do in Katerini

Katerini Municipal Park

A green spot at the center of the city that attracts many locals and visitors and offer some relaxing moments creating a natural landscape.

The exterior and the main entrance of the Folklore Museum of Katerini.
↓ S   < 1km

Folklore Museum of Katerini

A worth-visiting museum that provides information about the Greek Pontians and attracts many visitors regardless of their age and background.

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A central street of Paralia of Katerini with numerous shops on both sides.
→ E   ≈ 10.7km

Paralia Katerini

The settlement that serves as the official coast of Katerini city and was developed to a major tourist destination during the summer months.

A picture showing the beach of Olympiaki Akti (Katerinoskala) with many people enjoying the sun and the sea.
↘ SE   ≈ 11.6km

Olympiaki Akti (Katerinoskala) Beach, Pieria

Well-organized, sandy, and shallow beach that is 4 km long and attracts many families with children.

Remains of the Isis Temple at the archaeological site of Dion.
↓ S   ≈ 15.1km

Archaeological Site (Park) of Dion

An ancient settlement in the shadow of mount Olympus that served as the holy city of the Macedonian State.

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
→ E   ≈ 15.4km

Korinos Beach, Katerini Pieria

Α less crowded option than other Katerini beaches with fine sand and shallow waters compose an ideal choice for families & tranquility seekers.

A picture of the settlement of Litochoro with the snowy Mount Olympus as a background.
↓ S   ≈ 25.6km

Litochoro

Being in the shadow of the home of the Gods it stands for the unique mountainous and sea views as well as for the amazing food.

A rural narrow road among the dense vegetation and the mountain range of Olympus in the background..
photo: afilitos
↓ S   ≈ 26km

Mount Olympus

Hosting a great number of endemic and other species of flora and fauna, while it is famous for its amazing landscape and rich history.

The inner yard, the main church, and the surrounding buildings of the old monastery of St. Dionysios.
↓ S   ≈ 28.8km

Old Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus

Located at the foothills of the highest Greek mount stands for its great history and heirlooms.

The facilities of a beach bar at the beach of Leptokarya.
↓ S   ≈ 33.9km

Leptokarya Beach, Pieria

Sandy and small pebble beach of the settlement located at the foothills of mount Olympus includes excellent infrastructure and facilities.

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

Elatochóri Ski Center

A relatively new ski resort located at a historical and picturesque village that is quite close to the national highway of Greece.

A picture of the beach of Skotina at east Olympos with the Castle of Platamonas in the background.
photo: Zdvihak / CC BY 3.0
↓ S   ≈ 39.4km

Skotina Beach, East Olympos

Fine golden-sand beach that is more than 2 km long, is blue-flag awarded and stands for its quality infrastructure and its lifeguard service.

The main entrance of the tomb of the Philip ll in Vergina.
↖ NW   ≈ 39.8km

Royal Tombs & Archaeological Site of Vergina

Major archaeological site that sheds light on the Macedonian history and includes an exhibition of artifacts of great value and significance.

A photo of the beach of Panteleimonas with the castle of Platamon in the background.
↓ S   ≈ 41.3km

Panteleimonas Beach, East Olympos

Organized sand & small pebble beach where tall trees are reaching the coast and the nearby castle of Platamon offers a great view.

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

Kanalon Monastery, Karya

An old and historical worth-visiting monastery hidden in the dense vegetation of the southern part of Mount Olympus.

The walls of the castle of Platamonas among the dense vegetation and the blue sky in the background.
↓ S   ≈ 42.9km

Platamon Castle, East Olympos

Medieval fortress that dominates the landscape of Platamonas and has a great history during the centuries.

Some steps leading to a part of Platamon beach among the dense vegetation.
↓ S   ≈ 45.2km

Platamonas Beach, East Olympos

Combining the green of the trees with the blue of the sea, while being next to a medieval castle and having Mount Olympus in the background.

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
↓ S   ≈ 48.9km

Nei (Neoi) Pori Beach, East Olympos

Wide & long blue-flag beach of 5 km takes advantage of the amenities offered by the hotels, bars, and restaurants of the local settlement.

Questions & Answers about Katerini

Why Visit Katerini?
  • The city in the shadow of Mount Olympus.
  • Summer destination with a long coastline with sandy beaches.
  • Learn about the Macedonian past with a visit to the archaeological site of Dion.
What to expect from the beaches of Katerini?

The coastline of Karerini at Pieria county is over 30 kilometers (12.4 miles) long and includes 16 organized beaches. Those are famous for their golden sand and the crystal clear waters as well as for the easy access and the quality infrastructure. They are popular for inhabitants of nearby settlements and people from Thessaloniki, while during the last decades attract many foreign visitors, mainly from the Balkans as well as from Eastern and Central Europe.

What is Katerini, Greece?

Katerini is a city of northern Greece and the capital of Pieria county. It is one of the newest cities in Greece and the city's economy is based primarily on agriculture and tourism. It is directly connected to Thessaloniki and Athens via the national highway and daily train routes. In the last decades, it was developed into a tourist destination with contemporary facilities attracting a great number of visitors. Katerini is also very close to archaeological sites, such as Dion and Platamon castle, it has access to many beaches and is the gateway to Mount Olympus through Litochoro town. Finally, it can offer shopping alternatives and many nightlife options.