Katerini - Pieria (Greece)

Katerini. Katerini (also called Ekaterini) is a city in northern Greece. It is the capital of Pieria in the Greek district of Macedonia. Katerini today is home to approximately 60,000 residents. The city lies between the Pieria Mountains and the Thermaikos Bay, about 70 kilometers (43.5 mi) from Thessaloniki.

It is still unknown when this town was founded. According to historians, Katerini was earlier named Athira. Others claim that the city owes its name to the chapel of Agia Ekaterini, east of the city. The statues in the church date to 1831 and it is quite possibly that before that, a temple was located at the very same spot.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer

Photo Gallery Pieria - Photos of Pieria

Enipeas gorge near Litochoro and Olympus | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 1 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Ontbijt near hotel archontiko Aphrodite in Litochoro| Pieria Macedonia Photo 3 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Dion | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 16 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Dennenbossen near Olympus | Pieria Macedonia | Greece - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Castle Platamonas | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 15 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Beaches Pieria | Macedonia Photo 16 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Dion | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 11 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Lekker hapje near Restaurant Erato in Litochoro | Pieria Macedonia - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Enipeas gorge near Litochoro and Olympus | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 13 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Nationaal Park of Olympus near Litochoro | Pieria Macedonia | Photo 5 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk

more photos of Pieria»



Average temperature Katerini
January
0.5°C
February
2.7°C
March
6.7°C
April
11.6°C
May
16.8°C
June
21.0°C
July
23.1°C
August
22.5°C
September
18.4°C
October
12.6°C
November
7.0°C
December
2.2°C

Katerini in other languages


Pieria: Where on the map is Katerini located?

Map of Katerini
The map of Pieria (┬ęGreeceGuide.co.uk)

Holidays in Greece