Paralia Katerini

Village in Central Macedonia

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

Paralia Katerini Attractions

The walls of the castle of Platamonas among the dense vegetation and the blue sky in the background.
distant ≈ 40.8km

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.

The main entrance of the tomb of the Philip ll in Vergina highlighted.
hidden gem
distant ≈ 47.6km

Royal Burial Cluster of Philip II, Vergina

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.

Paralia Katerinis Port

A wind-protected fishing boat selter that can be visited by tourists and hosts also some sailing and tourist speedboats.

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.

Paralia Bridge & Fountain Square

A place for evening walk with views over the whole beach, and many dinner options. Don't miss the sunset - it tends to be on the amazing side.

Paralia Katerini Things to Do

A snowy slope of Elatochori ski resort with ski-lovers going downhill under the sun shining.
distant ≈ 47.1km

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.

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

The inner yard, the main church, and the surrounding buildings of the old monastery of St. Dionysios.
hidden gem
distant ≈ 33.7km

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 picture of the exterior of the Kanalon monastery surrounded by the dense vegetation of the area.
photo: Hermann Hammer
distant ≈ 44.2km

Kanalon Monastery, Karya

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

Paralia Katerini Beaches

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 ≈ 45.3km

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.

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 ≈ 37.2km

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.

Some steps leading to a part of Platamon beach among the dense vegetation.
distant ≈ 42.9km

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.

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, Katerini

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

The facilities of a beach bar at the beach of Leptokarya.
distant ≈ 33km

Leptokarya Beach, East Olympos

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

Paralia Katerini Beach

Long-sandy beach along a settlement that serves as a major tourist destination offering vibrant entertainment many restaurants and beach bars.

A photo of the beach of Panteleimonas with the castle of Platamon in the background.
distant ≈ 39.1km

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.

Olympiaki Akti (Katerinoskala) Beach

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

Paralia Katerini Day Trips


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


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

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.

Questions & Answers about Paralia Katerini

Why Visit Paralia Katerini?
  • Affordable destination with good infrastructure, many facilities, and easy access.
  • Village of 1500 residents transforms into a resort that hosts over 50000 guests.
  • Attracts tourists from Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, and Poland.