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Paralia Travel Guide, Greece

Paralia Travel Guide – Paralia of Katerini

Paralia is a beautiful cosmopolitan beach resort located 4 km east of Katerini and 70 km south of Thessaloniki, in the prefecture of Pieria, in the southern part of Central Macedonia, Greece. The municipality of Paralia is near Korinos and its seat is the city of Kallithea. Most of the area is dominated by farmlands.

With a population of more than 1,480 inhabitants, Paralia is a wonderful beach resort at the Olympian Riviera with sandy coastline and clean blue waters. There is also a small port in Paralia.

Paralia is one of the most popular tourist destinations for both Greeks and European tourists. The famous Mount Olympus is some kilometres away. The beaches of Korinos, Olympiaki Akti or Nei Pori are very close too. The ruins of the ancient city of Dion or the Venetian Castle of Platamon are also good sites for visiting especially if you are interested in Greek history. All these, gathered together, make the beach of Paralia become one of the most popular Riviera resorts. Just finish to read this Paralia Travel Guide and you will convince yourself of the beauties to be found there.

Paralia Travel Guide – The Beach of Paralia Katerinis

It is a completely new resort with clean sandy beaches and no deep waters, which gathers thousands of tourists during the summer months as being the most popular beach resorts in the Balkans.

When going to Paralia, the first thought flies to sea, sun, souvlaki and traditional Greek music and dances. The beach resort of Paralia Katerini offers the greatest deals of facilities and amenities a seaside resort can offer. Its hotels, taverns, restaurants and bars are full of tourists in summertime. Quality affordable lodgings and accommodation, beautiful souvenirs to buy and the abundance of local beauties to visit make the place a wonderful one as there is no time for getting bored.

Pieria combines sea and forested mountains at the same time offering splendid landscapes for travelers and adventurers to explore. It also combines beaches and mountains in the same region as well as ancient sites with modern elements of architecture, a dreamland!

The most impressive spot that can be found in Paralia is its white beautiful orthodox church on the Promenade, rising right on the shore. Typically Greek, the church is such a marvelous masterpiece of architectural sacral building!

Paralia Travel Guide – Public Transport & Accommodation

Paralia is accessible from the main highways GR-13 and GR-1/E75, which links Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, and the capital city, Athens. It is also situated at 70 km far from Makedonia International Airport and 4 km far from Katerini, which is served by the main railway line.

A busy network of national and regional bus service provides the best links between the main sites and the Riviera resorts. Car rental services are also available.

Hotels ranging from 1-star to 3-star offer the most affordable commodities and amenities at various rates. Villa rentals are also available at low rates. Booking in advance is really necessary. There might be no vacancy during the high season.

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  • angelThe road to Paralia
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    In August 2006 me and my boyfriend decided to visit Greece for some days. First we went to a few travel agencies to see what they offer, but we realized that for our budget Paraia in Greece is the perfect choice, and only by bus (the other possibility would have been by plane, but that we...
  • angelDon't miss while in Paralia
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    Paralia or Paralia Katerini is a little town on the seaside, actually paralia means beach so this town could be the beach of the nearby little city Katerini. Here most of the buildings are hotels, apartment houses and of course different kinds of shops. I don't know how many locals live here but...
  • zdankoAccomodation in Paralia
    review by zdanko posted more then 30 days ago
    In Paralia-Katerini we staid in Akti Musson hotel and we were really pleased. It's not a luxorious place, of course, but very nice. The decoration was rather beautiful, a bit of a Greek style and the staff was also great. We did not go with a very high budget but we lived very comfortably, so you...
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  • angelCheap supermarket near Paralia
    travel tip by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    If you want to buy some food but you don't want to pay as much as you would have to in Paralia, I suggest you to try that small supermarket we used to deal at. We found it by mistake when we drove back from Katerini to Paralia. It is...
  • angelRenting scooter or ATV
    travel tip by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    In Paralia you can rent two kind of vehicle: a scooter (there are small ones for one person and bigger ones for two persons too) or an ATV. Those motorbikes are very cool, I strongly recommend you to try them out, and they are really...
  • danko_zoltanMy best tip: try out the scooter-traveling!
    travel tip by danko_zoltan posted more then 30 days ago
    Rent a scooter in Paralia, and go to the mount Olymp, great experience!
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