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Pieria. Recreation and tours 2017

Description

Pieria: Home to Greek Gods


Pieria is one of the regional units of Greece. It is located in the southern part of Macedonia, in the Region of Central Macedonia. Its capital is the town of Katerini.
There are many sites of archeological interest, such as Dion, Pydna and Platamonas in Pieria. Pieria is home to Orpheus and the Muses  as well as the Pierian Spring.  Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and throne of the twelve ancient Greek gods, is located in the southern part of Pieria.


Year Round Destination


The region is a year round destination. It offers water sports and winter sports facilities. Apart from natural beauty, beaches and its modern tourist infrastructure, Pieria continues to pride itself on its magnificent cultural and archaeological monuments.


Katerini


The capital of Pieria is the town of Katerini, built in a valley between the mountain ranges of Pieria and Olympus. It has got its name from the patron saint of the town Saint Catherine of Sinai, a Christian martyr who lived in the 4th century. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations, combining the extraordinary beauty of its majestic mountains with the clear turquoise sea.