"KATERINI- Greek Macedonia- GREECE" Top 5 Page for this destination Katerini by Yiannis2000

Katerini Travel Guide: 71 reviews and 222 photos

My hometown...

An average town of 50000 inh., Katerini has no special charm, but its location between the highest mountain in Greece and 100 kms of sandy beaches makes it an attractive, convenient place to stay. It is the only area- as far as I know- in mediterranean Europe where there is an altitude difference of almost 3000 m. within less than 20 kms.
Proximity to Thessaloniki gives us the necessary cultural stimuli, to survive the wet winters here...

Olympic trekking...

Trekking in legendary Mount Olympus is quite easy and very enjoyable. It takes 4 hrs of walking from the last car parking site(location Prionia) to reach the first refuge at 2100 m. Add 3-4 more hours and u've reached the peaks u see in the picture, where the 12 Gods of Greek antiquity allegedly lived! There is another hut at 2.700 m. to stay overnight. The feeling of waking up above the clouds and the tranquility of the place is unique...
Accessible from May to October, depending on weather. Last autumn the first snow covered Olympos on November 4rth.

To reach the top, MYTIKAS, you only need to climb the last 100 or so meters. More information soon at my LITOHORO page, the starting point for most visitors!


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:At the foothills of Mount Olympus!
  • Cons:Rainy winters...
  • In a nutshell:A big greek village between mountains & the sea.
  • Last visit to Katerini: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • michidutza's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    ...cool man this bouzouki place!!!I'm refreshing my memory with your pages, it seems I'll see for myself in August:):;

  • MITNIC's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2007 at 10:27 AM

    Excellent page! nice photos, interesting info, cosy travelogue! Thanks for your coment.

  • George_Arba's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:10 PM

    Interesting tips that I find helpful when I’ll visit this beautiful place in september.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2006 at 5:39 AM

    Thanks for the introduction to Katerini--you have some great views of the ocean! Regards from Texas...

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 2:52 PM

    Don't know this part of Greece at all. Thanks for the iinfo.

  • musikofilos's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2006 at 9:38 AM

    gia "" exeis mipws to tilefwnou tou karoza filos apo exwteriko dimiplaton3@hotmail.com xairetw.

  • Aggeliki's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2005 at 1:49 PM

    Yianni?ti kaneis?Den sou elipse akoma i katerini, ellada, i katevikes? Molis girisame apo diakopes:)filia

  • KonstantinII's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2005 at 1:13 PM

    OK, OK. Well, have a safe trip up to North then. ;o)

  • Alphons's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2004 at 8:16 AM

    very nice hometown page and pics, greetings Alphons...

  • Narviking's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2004 at 2:54 AM

    Nica page about the town were I spent a very good time. Thank you Yannis !

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