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

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The  kust near Platamonas and Neoi Poroi | Pieria Macedonia | Photo 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Litochoro | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 6 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Naar Korinos of Paralia? | Pieria Macedonia | Greece - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Beaches Pieria | Macedonia Photo 22 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Enipeas gorge near Litochoro and Olympus | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 6 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Museum Dion | Pieria Macedonia | Greece  Photo 31 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The kust near Platamonas, Panteleimon and Skotini | Pieria Macedonia| Photo 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Museum Dion | Pieria Macedonia | Greece  Photo 20 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Castle Platamonas | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Enipeas gorge near Litochoro and Olympus | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk

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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

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Pieria: Where on the map is Katerini located?

Map of Katerini
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