"Paralia" means beach in greek. Therefore Paralia Katerini means the beach of Katerini. So Katerini is the city and Paralia is the holiday resort. Got that? :)
While in Paralia Katerini you should visit also the city of Katerini. It is also pretty interesting, nice to walk in.
Favorite thing: From that tiny strip of sand beach in front of the hotel I stayed in Paralia Katerini there was this path of stones that take you almost 50 meters inside the sea. Probably this is a great place in the summer, for tanning and then go for a swim. In December, this was only a great fun to walk so far.
Favorite thing: If you get up earyl in the morning you can see the fishermen preparing and going to the open sea to lay the net for cathing fish. After a few hours, they collect the net full of fish and come to shore with tons of live fish.
Favorite thing: That's what I was talking about. From the balcony the sea is just a few meters from you. When you stay in bed you don't see the beach (as it is very narrow - only 3-4 meters) but only the Egean Sea. You can hardly find a hotel, at this price, with such a lovely view.
Those lovely violet trees you can see all over Greece ... I dont know the name of it ...maybe some of you know LOL Let me know if you do :)
Fondest memory: LOL My dear freind Yiannis is must see in Katerini...and also foundest memory :))
Katerini is charming town , one hour away of Thessaloniki .
It looks like peaceful place :)
Fondest memory: This fountain is at the begining ( or at the end LOL ) of the pedastrian area , full of lovely shops and cafes. Right behind it there is one caffee where I had some strange thing LOL , but more about it in my restaurants tip ...
The Egean Sea viewed from Paralia Katerini is wonderful. You can wake up in the morning, exit to the balcony, and two meters below you is the a small rope of beach and then the vast sea. The sound of the sea coming to your room and the view is just relaxing.
Fondest memory: The sea is one of my fondest memory of Paralia Katerini.
... are the two seaside resorts near Katerini. They are NOT recommended for bathing, one should rather travel some 10-15 kms further south to find better beaches and clear seas.
But for diniing, coffee or clubbing Paralia and Katerinoskala (as we call Olympic beach) have lots to offer.
Check my Paralia page...
The climate of Greece is mediteranean therefore the vegetation is richer than in my homecountry.
Fondest memory: It was my first time that I ever see palm trees elsewhere than in a zoo or botanical garden.