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Paralia or Paralia Katerinis ( , Ancient/Katharevoussa Greek: Παραλίον, meaning "beach) is a municipality in the eastern part of the prefecture of Pieriamarker. The seat of the municipality is in Kallithea. Paralia is linked with GR-13 and GR-1/E75 including the superhighway. The beach is situated in the Olympian Riviera. Paralia is famous for its hotels, taverns, restaurants, bars and nightclub (discotheques). The Thermian Gulf is situated to the east. The sandy coastline covers almost all of its coastline. Paralia Katerinis since the 1960s serves the superhighway. In the mid-1990s, the superhighway added 2 additional lanes to the undivided superhighway. Paralia is located 4 km E of Katerinimarker, SE of Veriamarker, 70 km S of Thessalonikimarker and the Makedonia International Airportmarker, N of Larissamarker, NNW of Athensmarker, NE of Tyrnavosmarker, NE of Mount Olympus and 150 km NE of Kalampakamarker. The 2001 census reported a population of 1,476 for the village Paralia, and 6,449 for the municipality.

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Geography

Farmlands dominate most of the area within Paralia. Tourism is very common during the summer months.

Other

Paralia a small port located in the southeastern end and squares (plateies). The nearest train station and hospital is in Katerini

Historical population

Year Population Change
1981 - -
1991 3100 -
2001 - -


References

  1. [1]. Data from the 2001 census, at the National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ), www.statistics.gr


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