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Paralia (Greek: Παραλία) is a village and a former municipality in the eastern part of the Pieria peripheral unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Katerini, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] The seat of the municipality was in Kallithea. The beach is situated in the Olympian Riviera. Paralia is famous for its hotels, taverns, restaurants, bars and nightclub (discothèques). 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. Paralia is located 4 km E of Katerini, SE of Veria, 70 km S of Thessaloniki and the Makedonia International Airport, N of Larissa, NNW of Athens, NE of Tyrnavos, NE of Mount Olympus and 150 km NE of Kalampaka. The 2001 census reported a population of 1,476 for the village Paralia, and 6,449 for the municipal unit.[2]

Fountain in Paralia, Pieria. (*)


Nearest places

Kallithea, northwest
Olympiaki Akti, south


Geography

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

Paralia, Pieria : 1, 2, 3,

Other

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

Historical population
Year Population
1991 3,100
2001 6,449

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
^ [1].(Greek) Data from the 2001 census, at the National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ), www.statistics.gr

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