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Katerini

Catherine of Alexandria

  • General Information

    Other Name: -, District: Pieria , State: Central Macedonia, Greece
    Area: 0 -
    Languages Spoken: Greek,French, Italian, and German
    Long Distance Code: 23510
    Importance: A popular tourist destination.
    Best Time to Visit: September to October and May-June
    International Access: Connected to all the major cities of Greece.
  • Description

    Katerini is a town in Central Macedonia, Greece, the capital of Pieria prefecture. It lies on the Pierian plain, between Mt. Olympus and the Thermaikos Gulf, at an altitude of 14 m. The town, which is one of the newest in Greece, has a population of 56,576 (according to the 2001 census). It is near the city of Thessaloniki, Greece''s second largest city, which has been beneficial for Katerini''s development over recent years. Katerini is accessible from the main Thessaloniki‚ÄďAthens highway GR-1/E75 (with two interchanges near the town) and the Egnatia Odos to the north. It is served by both Intercity and local trains on the main railway line from Athens to Thessaloniki and there is a comprehensive regional and national bus service with its hub in the town.
  • Location

    It lies on the Pierian plain, between Mt. Olympus and the Thermaikos Gulf, at an altitude of 14 m. The town, which is one of the newest in Greece.
  • Climate

    Mediterranean Climate.