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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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Dion | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 5 - Photo JustGreece.com Museum Dion | Pieria Macedonia | Greece  Photo 12 - Photo JustGreece.com Beaches Pieria | Macedonia Photo 14 - Photo JustGreece.com Museum Dion | Pieria Macedonia | Greece  Photo 17 - Photo JustGreece.com Beaches Pieria | Macedonia Photo 9 - Photo JustGreece.com Museum Dion | Pieria Macedonia | Greece  Photo 31 - Photo JustGreece.com Litochoro | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 7 - Photo JustGreece.com Enipeas gorge near Litochoro and Olympus | Pieria Macedonia | Greece Photo 12 - Photo JustGreece.com Castle Platamonas near Neos Panteleimon | Pieria Macedonia | Photo 2 - Photo JustGreece.com Museum Dion | Pieria Macedonia | Greece  Photo 26 - Photo JustGreece.com

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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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