PARALIA KATERINI PIERIA GREECE
The village of Paralia Katerini is situated on the coasts of the Prefecture of Pieria, on the banks of the Thermaic Gulf. It is 7km away from Katerini and it is easily accessible for visitors through the National Highway E75 (exit in the junction of Katerini or Korinos), the provincial road Olympiakis Akti – Korinou and the Railway of Katerini. Paralia Katerini is in the center of the Prefecture of Pieria and is considered to be part of the Prefecture of Katerini. It is connected to Olympiaki Akti through a lit up coastal roadway with a parallel bike lane and a pedestrian zone for evening walks and unforgettable mornings.
Paralia Katerini was founded in 1922 by fishermen and its inhabitants were immigrants coming from Kios, Asia Minor (Propontida Gulf). At first they settled in Thessaloniki but after a while (part of them) moved permanently into this area because it reminded them of their home country. The post-war maps refer to the village as Skala Vromeris (skala = dock). It was renamed Paralia Katerini in 1950 and was recognized in 1966.
Due to its advantageous position, tourism was developed in Paralia Katerini with a lot of hotels, restaurants and other infrastructure provided to all visitors. Both its extensive beaches and the small distance between the road and railway axis contributed to that development.
The cosmopolitan beaches of Paralia Katerini spread for kilometres with their thin, clean and golden sand and shallow waters. They have been awarded with the European Blue Flag for years. Being wide and sandy, the beaches are overrun with numerous tourists every summer. Moreover, they are equipped with the appropriate infrastructure such as sports fields, pedestrian zones, parking areas, water sports, access for people with disabilities as well as medical center.
Very few places combine so many different kinds of entertainment, recreation and cultural life similar to Paralia Katerini, thanks to its people’s industriousness and friendliness. Paralia Katerini constitutes a cosmopolitan tourist resort for thousand of holidaymakers who enjoy high-quality services and some of the most organized beaches with the well-earned Blue Flag.
In Paralia Katerini you can find a large number of hotel complexes and all categories of rooms/apartments to let, tavernas offering Greek - Mediterranean (delicious sea - food and tasty traditional dishes) as well as international cuisines. Apart from that, there are local markets, water sports, important cultural events and a huge variety of nightclubs. The athletic activities vary from swimming, pedalos, sailing and diving to parasailing and windsurfing. There are also sports fields for all sorts of sports. All the above can guarantee unforgettable vacations.
From Paralia Katerini you can not only gaze at the imposing Mount of Olympus and the Pieria Mountains, home to the Muses, but also visit many neighboring areas like wetlands, archaeological sites, traditional mountain settlements, monasteries, churches and castles. Mount Olympus and the Pieria Mountains offer magical routes for mountain-biking, horse-riding, riverside paths for all kinds of vehicles and rafting. Paralia Katerini also has a harbor for your small boats. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy enriching cultural events and amazing nightlife. During the winter, starting from Paralia Katerini, they can visit Elatochori in the Pieria Mountains and go skiing in the organized ski centre, which has 2300 metres of ski tracks.
During your stay in Paralia Katerini you are given the chance to take part in numerous activities. In our wonderful beach, next to the legendary Mount Olympus, as well as in the wider region, you can find various activities. Some of them are mentioned below:
Car / Motorbike / Bike rental
You can rent a vehicle from reliable businesses which are actively involved into rentals in order for you to get around. You can contact us prior to your vacation so that we can suggest some of them and arrange for your desired vehicle before you arrive.
Not only in Paralia Katerini but also in the wider region there are scuba-diving clubs with years of experience that arrange for you to have an amazing experience. The bottom of the sea is impressive and we are totally sure that it is going to be unforgettable.
In the region of Paralia Katerini there is a wide variety of water sports offered (pedalos, windsurfing, jet skiing etc). During your visit, you can enjoy one of the water sports that fascinates you the most.
We can definitely cater for archery enthusiasts! The only thing you need to do is contact an archery club or the local Archery Association and relish this incredible experience.
For those loving mountain activities and especially in Mount Olympus, Mountain Biking would be the ideal. Express your interest in this activity in one of the local clubs and your wish will come true.
Day Trips in the Mountains – Mountain Climbing
If you love mountaineering, then you can schedule a day of mountain climbing or hiking in the charming Mount of Olympus with an experienced and organized team. Do not miss out on the opportunity of wandering around the home of Greek gods and admiring its magnificent beauty. Words cannot really describe the breathtaking sceneries you are going to encounter.
For those of you who are keen on extreme sports we can offer the unforgettable experience of paragliding from one of the peaks in Mount Olympus. You can marvel at how wonderful the coastline of Pieria looks from above, as well as the forest of Olympus, and feel the adrenaline rush in your body while flying through the air. There are plenty of professionals in paragliding in Pieria and everything is carried out safely and under the supervision of experienced instructors.