PREFECTURE OF PIERIA
The prefecture of Pieria belongs to Macedonia and itís the smallest one
in size. It borders with the prefecture of Larisa, Kozani and Imathia. In
the east size the Thermaikos bay washes it. Its size is 1559 square Km
(1,2% of the whole site of Greece) and its population according to the
1991 census, is 107000 residents (1,1% of the whole population of Greece).
The capital is Katerini, which has a population of 40000 people, and its
biggest centers are Litohoro, Eginio, and Kolindros.
general the prefecture of Pieria is a flat country. Its biggest mountains
are Olympus and Pieria, which cover the 34% of its total size. Aliakmonas
River flows in the north part of the prefecture. Smaller rivers are
Mavroneri, Enipeas and some others.
costs of Pieria are famous for their cleanness (many blue flags) and their
main occupation of the residents is farming, with which almost the 75% of
the people are occupied. The main agrarian products are tabacco, fruits
(peaches, kiwi fruit, apples etc), cereal and oil. A part from this
population is occupied with stockbreeding, commerce, transport etc.
Tourism has an important place too and many residents are occupied with
it, mainly in the coast areas.
are many interesting places one can visit in Pieria. Natural beauties,
archaeological sites, museums, fascinating beaches are all found in our
prefecture. Its worth visiting the Paralia of Katerini, the charming
Litohoro, the beautiful castle of Platamonas (in the highway), Platamonas,
Leptokaria, Old Panteleimonas, ancient Livithra near Leptokaria, Alikes of
Kitros with its very important hydro biotic place, ancient Pidna in
Kitros, the pre-historic settlement in Makrigialos, platanodasos in
Neokesaria (an exceptional place for school excursions) and others. The
drive from Katerini to Agios Dimitrios-Livadi of Olympus is exceptional as
information about our prefecture can be given through the telephone number
0351-76916, Tourism Office.